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Daily Archives: January 22, 2020

Twitter replaces its “Quote” feature with “Retweet with Comment”

Did you try quoting a tweet today and noticed a change in the feature? Well, you’re not alone, Twitter has recently replaced the feature. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

April 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The A7 Wireless Earbuds are good Airpod knockoffs

After sound quality, convenience and ease of use in equipment are two other important qualities for audiophiles. And this is where the wireless Apple Airpods — and other good wireless earphones — are winning. As the Airpods officially cost $ [...]

April 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Microsoft 4Afrika invests in Nigeria to drive the age of innovation in West Africa

An innovation-driven economy is a game changer – creating jobs, boosting economic growth and attracting investment. Innovation is also the lifeblood of a growing SME sector. As Nigerian vice president Yemi Osinbajo recently said: “Nigeria is a country hungry for [...]

April 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet the speakers and panellists at Techpoint Inspired 2018

In 2017, we hosted more than 1,200 tech enthusiasts at the maiden edition of Techpoint Inspired. This year, we are taking it to a whole new level; Techpoint Inspired will convene industry leaders, futurists, innovators and tech enthusiasts to explore the tech trends [...]

April 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Code Tutor is helping kids learn how to code

Launched on February 28, Code Tutor is an online platform that provides professional programming tutors for kids. Code Tutor aims to train 5000 individuals, who are between 5 and 18 years, to code in the next 18 months. The post [...]

April 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

EU prepares Nigerian women for 2019 polls

EU prepares Nigerian women for 2019 polls: Nigerian women possess leadership traits needed to drive the nation into prosperity. But to harness these, they must be given the opportunity, according to the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

What is the Nigerian government’s interest in 9mobile’s acquisition?

Just recently, we reported that Teleology had acquired 9mobile with the payment of a $ 50 million non-refundable deposit required. But more recent news is giving the acquisition process a new tune. Aside Teleology, another telco that placed a bid [...]

April 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari approves $1 billion to buy arms, Fayose kicks

Buhari approves $1 billion to buy arms: President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the release of $1 billion for the procurement of equipment for the military to prosecute the fight against insecurity in the country.Buhari gave the approval at a meeting [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

Group tracks N501.4m UBEC projects in 32 Kaduna schools

A Non Governmental Organisation, the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All, (CSACEFA) said it has commenced investigation into N501.4m Universal Basic Education Commission’s (UBEC) spending in 32 basic schools in Kaduna State. The organisation with the support of [...]

April 5, 2018 Education

New malaria drug makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes

There is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa’s most endemic killer, Malaria, as a new research discovers a pill that can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and even kill the blood-sucking insect. The new discovery [...]

April 5, 2018 Health issues

Benue Prince arrested for alleged human trafficking

The Benue State Police Command has arrested a Prince involved in alleged trafficking of 23 people from Buruku Local Government Area of the state to Kwara. The State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who made this disclosure on Wednesday, said [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti lawmaker arrested, whisked to Abuja

The Minority Leader of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has been arrested by security agents and whisked to Abuja. Aribisogan, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last year, was arrested [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

Another former deputy governor dumps PDP in Ekiti

A former deputy governor of Ekiti State ‎and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Sikiru Tae-Lawal, has announced his resignation from the party. This came few days after another former deputy governor of the state, Mr Bisi Omoyeni, formally left [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Assembly passes 2018 budget

The Benue House of Assembly on Thursday passed the State’s Appropriation Bill of N190.03 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. The passage followed clause by clause consideration of the report of its Standing Committee on Appropriation on the floor of [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

Your looters list incomplete without Obanikoro, Chime – Odili tells FG

The General Secretary of the Campaign for Democracy, CD, Ifeanyi Odili, has told the Federal Government that the recently released list of looters of national treasury was not complete. In a statement made available to reporters on Tuesday, Comrade Odili [...]

April 5, 2018 Government and politics

NYSC DG laments poor state of facilities in orientation camps

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure on Wednesday expressed concern over what he called the dilapidated state of facilities in many orientation camps across the country. Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Pre-orientation Workshop, [...]

April 5, 2018 Military

Police recover 948 guns in Sokoto

Police recover 948 guns in Sokoto: The Police Command in Sokoto State said it had recovered 948 guns under the state amnesty programme and police operations in last 24 months. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Murtala Mani, [...]

April 5, 2018 Military

Police award 114 promoted officers with new ranks

No fewer than 114 inspectors, rank and file have been decorated with their new ranks by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Rasheed Akintunde. Akintunde made this known in a statement by the zone’s spokesman, DSP Emeka [...]

April 5, 2018 Military