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JAMB releases results of rescheduled 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Tuesday, announced the release of the results of the mop up examination conducted for candidates, who were rescheduled for the UTME on Saturday, May 26. The results can be assessed on JAMB [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

SDP suspends National Deputy Chairman, Abdul Ahmed Ishaq

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, has suspended its National Deputy Chairman, Abdul Ahmed Isaq for 10 months from the party for anti-party activities and financial misappropriation. A statement from the SDP ward chairman of Badarawa/Malali, Kaduna, Yunusa Sani Mohammad, said, [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

Whogohost clocks 11

Whogohost is 11! It is amazing how time flies. From an idea that started somewhere in Obafemi Awolowo University, Whogohost has grown to be one of the major players in web hosting industry in Nigeria.   With an exceptional and dedicated [...]

May 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

APC will lose 12 states, 4million votes if we leave – nPDP

Members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), have claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will lose 12 states and about four million votes, if they leave the ruling party. According to ThisDay, they stated this when they met [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

Guinness Nigeria’s ‘Smashed’ campaign impacts over 5,000 students

To further demonstrate its commitment towards responsible use of alcohol in society, Guinness Nigeria has launched its ‘Smashed’ campaign. It is a live drama performance delivered to 14–17-year olds (SS1 – SS3 students) in government and private schools across Lagos [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

When democracy negates citizens’ expectations

This year’s Democracy Day anniversary is very spectacular. Being the last of such anniversary before a transition, it calls for close consideration. However, a cursory evaluation of the period leading to the next general election in the country reveals a [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

Stakeholders, civil society groups decry ‘security vote’ allocation

Stakeholders in the public and private sector as well as the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have condemned the growing budget allocation to security vote, describing it as the highest channel of corruption in Nigeria. The stakeholders, including Senate President Bukola [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

NAPTIP raises the alarm over illegal sale of children

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has raised the alarm over the illegal sale of children in the country. The Director General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli revealed this yesterday in Abuja.She said the act [...]

May 29, 2018 Societal issues

Sale of codeine syrup thrives in Kano despite ban

Despite the Federal Government recent proscription of codeine containing syrup in the country, the sales and consumption of the abused drug still strive in Kano. Available record shows that about two million bottles of codeine is consumed daily in Kano, [...]

May 29, 2018 Health issues

12 oil dealers get six-year imprisonment for illicit deal in Lagos

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and jailed 12 men for six years for dealing in 600,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, without lawful authority. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the [...]

May 29, 2018 Oil & Gas

ACF, Ebonyi government urge restraint on IPOB’s sit-at-home order

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has asked governors and elders of the Southeast region to prevail on pro-Biafra agitators in their domains to exercise restraint over the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s sit-at-home order on Wednesday, May 30. Reacting to IPOB’s statement [...]

May 29, 2018 Government and politics

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

PDP Condemns FG’s Alleged Plan To Extend Clampdown

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government has shown itself as the clog on the wheel of national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity. The party claimed that “there are plans by APC – [...]

May 27, 2018 Government and politics

Bayelsa demands relocation of oil majors’ headquarters

The Bayelsa State Government has again called on the National Assembly and other relevant Federal Government agencies to prevail on multi-national oil companies to relocate their headquarters to oil-bearing states. The State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Elder Markson Fefegha, made [...]

May 27, 2018 Oil & Gas

Ogun 2019: Plot to decide Amosun’s successor in top gear

The contest to have Governor Ibikunke Amosun’s successor in Ogun State is already unsettling not only members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), but camps of opposition parties in the state. Indeed, power brokers in the state are as [...]

May 27, 2018 Government and politics

BUHARI APC FINAL COUP AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA!

As he (Buhari) in collaboration with his party (APC) echelons Submits Bill To NASS to Abrogate Rights To Oil Rich Communities, States and Farmers. President Buhari has submitted an executive bill to the National Assembly for the Federal Government to [...]

May 27, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari get ready to die with me, You are ignorant – Obasanjo fires back at Buhari

Obasanjo fires back at Buhari: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to the suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the administration he (Obasanjo) led between 1999 and 2007 wasted $16billion on power projects without anything to show for it. Mr. [...]

May 27, 2018 Government and politics

Police surrenders Obasanjo’s house as Buhari orders him to come and explain his $16bn power projects

Buhari to Obasanjo: You have questions to answer over $16bn power projects President Muhammadu Buhari,has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has questions to answer over the spending of $16 billion on power projects during his administration. Mr Buhari stated [...]

May 27, 2018 Government and politics