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Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

Social Media Roundup: Will the real Starboy please stand up?

This week on social media; who is the real Starboy, Wizkid or The Weeknd?, Deola Sagoe’s controversial ad and more stories. Read more on [...]

April 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Global LinkUP: Cambridge Analytica got more Facebook profiles than was reported

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from around the world. On this week’s edition of the global news round up, a shooter shot up a YouTube campus and killed herself afterwards. Meanwhile, there is [...]

April 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Announcing Techpoint Pitch Friday!!!

Join us at our office in Yaba every second Friday of every month for the Techpoint Pitch Friday. Five selected individuals will get the opportunity to talk about their startups, what they hope to grow it to become in the [...]

April 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2018 World Cup: Don’t expect much from Super Eagles – Okocha tells Nigerians

Former PSG and Super Eagles midfield maestro, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has warned Nigerian Football officials and fans against setting unrealistic target for the team ahead of the World Cup. Nigeria will play Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D [...]

April 6, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti lawmaker, Aribisogan breaks silence on arrest

The Minority Leader of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan has opened up on his arrest on Wednesday by security operatives. DAILY POST reports that Aribisogan, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives [...]

April 6, 2018 Government and politics

N-Power, other SIP programmes failing – Senate blasts Buhari govt

Nigerian Senate yesterday declared that the N-Power and other National Social Investment Programmes under the Buhari government were not being felt by the people. The lawmakers stated this after Maryam Uwais, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on NSIP [...]

April 6, 2018 Government and politics

Senator Lekan Mustapha dumps PDP for APC in Ogun

A former Senator for Ogun East Senatorial District, Lekan Mustapha has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Similarly, a former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Remi Hassan, left [...]

April 6, 2018 General

Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu wants TECNO to set up factory in Nigeria

Will TECNO Mobile ever set up a factory in Nigeria? If communication minister, Adebayo Shittu’s promises are anything to go by, the answer is probably “yes, in 2 years’ time”, or not? Read more on [...]

April 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

$1bn arms fund: Fayose ignorant of Buhari’s motives – Labo

$1bn arms fund: A retired military officer, Col. Hassan Labo has said Governor Ayodele Fayose is ignorant of why President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sum of $1billion for the purchase of military equipment. The ex-military personnel said this on Thursday [...]

April 6, 2018 Government and politics

Drama as sacked Kogi police chief is reinstated

Sacked Kogi State Police Commissioner Mr. Ali Janga was yesterday restored to his former position after meeting the seven-day ultimatum to re-arrest six suspects who escaped from custody in the Senator Dino Melaye’s case. Janga, according to the Inspector General [...]

April 6, 2018 Military

PDP, others oppose Buhari’s approval of $1 billion for arms

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged Nigerians to reject what it called “a renewed attempt by the presidency to loot $1billion from the national coffers to finance President Muhammadu Buhari’s interests in the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention [...]

April 6, 2018 Government and politics

Pregnant women protest against anti-maternal policies in Ondo

Over 200 pregnant women, who have registered for ante-natal treatment in Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Akure, yesterday stormed the hospital to protest against upscale hike in treatment fees by the hospital management. The awaiting mothers, chanting protest songs against Governor [...]

April 6, 2018 Health issues

Niger tell Buratai “We’re still insecure” as Army orders withdrawal of troops

Over 20 communities in Munya council area of Niger State have pleaded with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, to extend the deadline for the withdrawal of military personnel deployed to quell the incessant cases of kidnapping [...]

April 6, 2018 Military

Petrol subsidy hits N1.4 trillion, says Kachikwu

Petrol subsidy hits N1.4 trillion: Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said that subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, currently stands at N1.4 trillion. Kachikwu, who spoke yesterday at workshop on Liquefied [...]

April 6, 2018 Oil & Gas

Everything we know about the TECNO Camon X and 4 other phones announced yesterday

During its Global Spring Launch event held in Lagos, Nigeria yesterday, TECNO Mobile announced five new smartphones — The TECNO Camon X, TECNO Camon XPro, TECNO F1, TECNO F2 and TECNO POP1. Here’s what we know so far about them. [...]

April 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps