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Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

You can no longer be repeatedly added to WhatsApp groups you have left

You can no longer be repeatedly added to WhatsApp groups you have left

WhatsApp has added new features for Groups on the messaging app, including the option for catching up with messages, as well as more controls for admin. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
How NCC regulating OTT services like WhatsApp, Skype could affect you

How NCC regulating OTT services like WhatsApp, Skype could affect you

One of the most wonderful things about the Internet is that you can make voice or video calls, send SMS without expending your mobile airtime. All one has to rely on it just an active Internet subscription. But in spite [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
African digital payments provider, Cellulant raises $47.5 million in funding round

African digital payments provider, Cellulant raises $47.5 million in funding round

The $ 47.5 million investment in Cellulant not only surpasses that of Flutterwave but has now become the largest involving a Fintech company operating in Africa. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Gunmen disrupt APC congress in Cross River

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday stormed the venue of the All Progressive Congress (APC) congress in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State and disrupted the exercise. An eyewitness, who gave his name as Ibor, told our reporter that the [...]

May 17, 2018 Military

Ukweni tells NASS to issue warrant of arrest on Police IG

For refusing to honour Senate’s invitation, Ntufam Mba Ekpezu Ukweni, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has advised the Red Chamber to issue warrant of arrest on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Ukweni said on Wednesday, decried the [...]

May 17, 2018 Military
Africa News Roundup: 4G LTE for everyone in Rwanda

Africa News Roundup: 4G LTE for everyone in Rwanda

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Africa's first nationwide LTE network? Leading South Korean telecoms company, Korea Telecom, has reportedly completed the construction of an LTE network that will serve over [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

FG gives update on Leah Sharibu’s release

The Nigerian government on Wednesday urged Nigerians to keep faith on the release of Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi Christian girl still in Boko Haram captivity. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement said the government was still [...]

May 17, 2018 Societal issues

Enugu safe for investment – Manufacturers

Enugu safe for investment : Manufacturers in Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi states under the aegis of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have described Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state as “a visionary and pragmatic leader”, who has brought his [...]

May 17, 2018 Business

Ramadan: Buhari addresses Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings and best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world as they commence the 30-day Ramadan fast. In his message to the nation on the beginning of the Ramadan, the President stated [...]

May 17, 2018 Religion

Lawmaking in limbo over ‘harassments’

The recent invasion of the hallowed Senate chamber by hoodlums who made away with the mace, personal legal battles and an atmosphere of siege created by some members’ recent brushes with the police, are causing low plenary attendance at the [...]

May 17, 2018 General

Economy remains fragile despite productivity, growth indices, says LCCI

Despite rise in growth and productivity indices, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has stated that the economy remains fragile going by recurring challenges that continue to create concerns about prospects for sustainable poverty reduction. Specifically, the chamber [...]

May 17, 2018 Economy

Court re-arraigns Dasuki over alleged diversion of arms funds

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja yesterday re-arraigned former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), over alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds and was also granted bail. He was arraigned on 32 counts amended charges [...]

May 17, 2018 Government and politics

Navy acquires 179 high-speed boats to fight illegal pirates

The Nigerian Navy (NN) said it has acquired 179 high-speed boats in the last one year to checkmate activities of pirates and oil theft in the Nigerian maritime domain.It said six out of the boats, which are fast patrol boats, [...]

May 17, 2018 Military

Don’t reject gunshot victims, Lagos CP warns hospitals

The Lagos State police command yesterday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to [...]

May 17, 2018 Health issues