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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Introducing i-invest, West Africa’s first treasury bills App

I-invest is a first of its kind mobile app that allows users buy treasury bills via their mobile phones. Developed by Parthian Partners, a pan-african inter-brokerage services firm, in partnership with Sterling Bank Plc, I-Invest is regulated by the Securities [...]

May 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Celebrating some of Nigeria’s tech revolutionaries

To celebrate the trail blazers of the Nigerian tech industry, Nihinlola AyoOluwa, a digital artist, in partnership with Techpoint has put together an illustrated artbook titled Naija’s Tech Revolutionaries.  Read more on [...]

May 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

GDPR: 7 types of Nigerian companies that should comply

This piece aims to provide a quick guide for Nigerian companies who may be caught by the GDPR but do not know Read more on [...]

May 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Taxify now worth $1bn as they close $175m investment from Daimler

Investment to provide the momentum to expand the ride-hailing platform’s availability to drivers and riders in more African cities Taxify, leading European ride-hailing company with operations in Nigeria, has completed an investment round of $ 175 million. The company has [...]

May 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Piggybank secures $1.1 million seed funding

Led by Olumide Soyombo, founder of LeadPath Nigeria, and with participation from International and Pan-African investors Village Capital and Ventures Platform, Piggybank will deploy the $ 1.1 million VC investment for license acquisition and product development. Read more on [...]

May 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa News Roundup: Econet reports $132m profit after tax

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Econet had a great 2017 According to Econet’s recently released financial results, the telecommunications company more than tripled its profit after tax in 2017 (Techzim). [...]

May 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What Fayemi said after he resigned from Buhari govt

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi announced his resignation from the federal cabinet on Wednesday. Fayemi’s resignation, which was approved by the President, is to enable him contest the July 14th, Ekiti State Governorship election, as the candidate [...]

May 31, 2018 Government and politics

Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies during workout

The member representing Obudu Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. Steven Ukpukpen, is dead. He slumped and died during an early morning workout yesterday and was rushed to Navy Hospital, Calabar, were he was confirmed dead. [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

We’re ready to rule, youths tell presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to sign the Not Too Young to Run Bill into law, has elicited excitement in the country’s political space, as Nigerian youths have signified their readiness to actively participate in governance. They said even before the [...]

May 31, 2018 Government and politics

Makinde challenges Ajimobi to name 10 new industries in Oyo

Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship aspirant, Seyi Makinde, has challenged Governor Abiola Ajimobi to name the 10 companies he has established in the state. He asked him to state what his 57 foreign trips have attracted to the [...]

May 31, 2018 Business

Buhari has ordered me to redouble strategies to curb killings, IGP declares

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered him to redouble efforts to tackle the killings across the country. Idris disclosed this yesterday at the official handover of 150 operational vehicles to the police [...]

May 31, 2018 Government and politics

Salah gives Egypt World Cup hope with news over injury

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt’s World Cup campaign, Egypt Football Association says. Salah injured his shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, prompting concerns he might miss [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

1, 000 cyclists in Lagos for World Bicycle Day celebration

Over 1, 000 cyclists from all part of Nigeria are expected to arrive in Lagos this weekend to join  their counterparts across the world to celebrate the World Bicycle Day  slated to take place on Sunday, June 3. The Nigeria Cycling Federation (NCF) [...]

May 31, 2018 History

British High Commission plans tournament for former Eagles, Falcons players

In a bid to celebrate Nigeria’s youth, the British High Commission has concluded plans to host a tournament between former Super Eagles and Super Falcons players, as well as visit school children from local communities. According to a statement by the [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

Buhari urges Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud in Russia

President Mohammadu Buhari yesterday bid farewell to the Super Eagles team to Russia 2018 World Cup and charged them to demonstrate the gallant spirit, which Nigerians are known for. President Buhari spoke when he met with the Super Eagles and [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

Dino Melaye resumes, relocates to PDP row

The upper legislative chamber witnessed another round of altercations along party lines, yesterday, as embattled Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) relocated to the row occupied by members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Melaye, who limped into the [...]

May 31, 2018 Government and politics

Opportunities Weekly: Google Impact Challenge Nigeria, Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award and more

Every Wednesday by 5:00 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for African entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don’t miss out on anyone. Read more on [...]

May 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook Messenger (Beta) app comes with HD videos and images

The people dwelling in the realm of Facebook have yet another reason to rejoice. Facebook has released the official Facebook Messenger (Beta) app for Windows 10 and guess what? You will be able to send and receive high definition videos [...]

May 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

‘Minimum wage won’t be ready by Sept.’

WORKERS’ expectations of getting a new national minimum wage by the end of September would not materialise, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said yesterday. He explained that the September date is just for conclusion of negotiation on the [...]

May 30, 2018 Economy

Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki shares her feelings about Tiwa Salvage, Wizkid ‘love’

kiki Osinbajo, daughter of Vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has shared her feeling on the relationship between superstar singers, Wizkid and Tiwa Salvage. The Vice President’s daughter who shared pictures of the two singers on stage at the Afro Republik [...]

May 30, 2018 entertainment

We tried to stop Adeyeye from joining APC – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it did its best to keep in its fold the party’s immediate past National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye. Hope For Nigeria reports that Adeyeye, on Tuesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC) with [...]

May 30, 2018 Government and politics

10 dead as Agatu boils again, David Mark reacts

No fewer than 10 persons have been dead and several others injured in a communal clash that broke out in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. Agbaduma, Abugbe and Aila communities in Agatu have been on war path over [...]

May 30, 2018 Government and politics

Court stops Enugu Federal Neuropsychiatric hospital from sacking resident doctors

The National Industrial Court sitting in Enugu presided over by Hon I.J Essien has stopped moves by the management of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu to sack resident doctors in the health institution. Hope For Nigeria  reports that the court [...]

May 30, 2018 Health issues

APC crisis: Details of nPDP, Osinbajo meeting emerge

APC crisis: Demands made by former new People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) chieftains within the All Progressives Congress (APC) during their meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have emerged. Members of the nPDP that attended the meeting included Senate President Bukola Saraki, [...]

May 30, 2018 Government and politics

TETFund explains refusal to support private varsities, teaching hospitals

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has kicked against moves to compel it to support privately owned universities in the country. Baffa in a presentation to the comrade Aminu Sulaiman led House of Representatives [...]

May 30, 2018 Education

Imposition of one religion in Nigeria will lead to chaos, says Onaiyekan

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja Ecclesiastical Province of the Catholic Church, His Eminence, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has warned that any attempt to impose one religion on others will lead to chaos in the country. Onaiyekan made the remarks while fielding [...]

May 30, 2018 Religion

South East governors, police, IPOB set for showdown over sit-at-home order

States in the southeast might experience a shutdown today, following a sit-at-home order by pro-Biafra agitators. The action is intended to honour persons killed in pursuit of the secessionists’ goal. Posters have already saturated major road junctions and streets, bidding [...]

May 30, 2018 Government and politics

Opposition, others pick holes in Buhari’s scorecard

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech drew mixed reactions yesterday. The President reeled off the achievements recorded by his administration since its inception three years ago. Two days earlier, the-Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had also stated: “President [...]

May 30, 2018 Government and politics

What Buhari Has Achieved In Three Years – Presidency

As Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day on May 29, the presidency has reeled out what the Muhammadu Buhari administration has achieved in the last three years it has been in power. Mr. Buhari was elected into office under the platform of [...]

May 29, 2018 What the papers say

Jobs Weekly: Mobile App Developer, Senior Communications Manager and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Mobile App Developer (Hybrid) at  Imagine Concepts Job type: Full time Location: Ikoyi, Lagos Application deadline: June [...]

May 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps