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Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

Weekly Tech Events #20: Techpoint Inspired 2018, Google IO Extended and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 28th May 2018 to Monday, 4th June 2018. Techpoint [...]

May 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Presidency reveals why NASS increased 2018 budget, how extra funds will be spent

The Presidency has given reasons for the upward adjustment in the 2018 budgetary figure from the initial N8.6 trillion to N9.12 trillion by the National Assembly. It said the move was due to the need to accommodate the upward swing [...]

May 28, 2018 Economy

APC national convention: Full list of positions, zoning arrangement

APC national convention:  The All Progressives Congress (APC) 2018 National Convention Planning Committee has announced positions to be contested as well as guidelines for the party’s forthcoming elective convention. In a statement issued by the secretary of the committee, Senator [...]

May 28, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari to address Nigerians on Democracy Day

President Muhammadu Buhari will make a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7am in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day. His special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement issued on [...]

May 28, 2018 Government and politics

Herdsmen attack Catholic seminary

Two Catholic priests were on Monday morning beaten with one shot in the leg when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a minor seminary in Jalingo, Taraba State capital. During the attack, some students were injured and many cars [...]

May 28, 2018 Societal issues

I will contest for Kaduna guber race against El-Rufai in 2019, Sani declares

Human rights activist and senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, Shehu Sani, has said that the days of Governor Nasir El-Rufai in office are numbered following his decision to contest against him in the 2019 governorship election. Besides, Sani also said [...]

May 28, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria’s Idowu thought playing in Russia would see him passed over for World Cup

Nigerian defender, Brian Idowu believed that playing for his club in Russia would see him passed over for a place in the national team for this year’s World Cup, he told Reuters, after having made the provisional squad. “I was [...]

May 28, 2018 General

NSCDC arrests 1000 illegal miners in two years

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested no fewer than 1000 suspected illegal miners across the country in the last two years. Chike Ikpeamonwu, the corps’ Commandant in charge of Mines and Steel Department, disclosed [...]

May 28, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria told to end security ‘slush funds’

Campaigners on Monday urged Nigeria to stop handing out millions of dollars to tackle unspecified security issues with no questions asked, arguing the practice fuels corruption and conflict. Nigeria is facing widespread unrest, from Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency in the [...]

May 28, 2018 Economy

African startups President Macron is coming for you

Macron has made recent visits to the continent and lauded the initiative coming from the continent. It comes as no surprise that he is making a big game plan for Africa Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

CSOs say Boko Haram cashing on humanitarian crisis

Coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) on human rights and conflict resolution in Nigeria has debunked the recent report by the Amnesty International (AI) accusing the security forces of raping and starving internally displaced persons (IDPs) to death in the [...]

May 28, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

We’ve done so much with so little, government insists

The Federal Government has scored itself highly ahead of tomorrow’s Democracy Day. At a media briefing in Lagos, yesterday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the administration recorded the most marks in security, economy, infrastructure and anti-corruption. “President [...]

May 28, 2018 Government and politics

Africa News Roundup: A crypto-tale of 2 countries

Here are last weekend’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Cyber-tokens. The South African Reserve Bank has taken an official stance on digital currencies like bitcoin, referring to them as “cyber-tokens. This is because, according [...]

May 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps