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Daily Archives: August 9, 2018


Here is an inspiring story of a Nigerian Student, Livinus Obiora Nweke, who was denied admission for a masters’ programme in Computer Science at Nigerian Universities because his bachelors’ degree was obtained online but was admitted by one of the [...]

August 9, 2018 Education

Online platforms that enable instant money transfer to Africa from overseas

Here is a curated list of platforms that use online channels to enable remittance to Africa from abroad with their respective transfer fees, the countries they serve among others. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How CIOs can drive growth and innovation in West Africa

Executive Vice President for Sage, Africa & Middle East, Pieter Bensch discusses 4 ways strategic Chief Information Officers (CIOs) can fuel growth and innovation within their organisations, especially in West Africa where the digital transformation in fully underway Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Ibadan residents should expect another fuel scarcity – IPMAN

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Ibadan chapter, on Wednesday told residents of Ibadan and its environs to brace up for another round of fuel scarcity due to the activities of pipeline vandals. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association [...]

August 9, 2018 Oil & Gas

4 reasons mCash never really caught on

The USSD-based mCash is a payment solution that seemingly has the ability to revolutionise payments in Nigeria and fix financial inclusion for good. But for some reasons, it has been underground for nearly 2 years since its launch. From an [...]

August 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Unpaid Pension: We are dying – Retirees protest against Wike

Retirees protest against Wike: Retired civil servants in Rivers State have taken to the streets of Port Harcourt to protest unpaid three years gratuity and pension owed them. The protesters had placards with inscriptions like; “If you are Mr Project, [...]

August 9, 2018 Employment

How Obasanjo laid wrong foundation for Nigeria – Women group

The Africa Women Arise for Change Network has accused former president, Olusegun Obasanjo of laying wrong foundation for Nigeria. The women group at a rally in Lagos, observed that had Obasanjo and his party laid the right foundation for Nigeria, [...]

August 9, 2018 Government and politics

APC justifies DSS action, Saraki, others urge probe

Short of withdrawing its earlier statement condemning the invasion of the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday backed the action, saying it was aimed at frustrating an alleged plot by [...]

August 9, 2018 Government and politics

I am not interested in being senate president now – Apkabio

The former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said he is not interested in being senate president now. The position of Bukola Saraki as senate president is threatened as the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its lawmakers have asked him [...]

August 9, 2018 Government and politics

EXCLUSIVE: Former Daura’s ally says disgraced SSS boss took bribes, betrayed Buhari

A former assistant to the sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, has accused his former principal of extensive corruption, and has portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. The [...]

August 9, 2018 Government and politics

Again, court orders arrest of INEC chairman over alleged contempt

A federal High Court in Abuja yesterday reordered the arrest of Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Yakubu Mahmoud, over alleged contempt of court. It specifically asked the police to arrest and bring him to court at the next [...]

August 9, 2018 Government and politics

Alleged fraudsters nabbed over fake U.S. Dollars

Two suspected fraudsters have been arrested while producing fake US Dollars with a view to defrauding unsuspecting members of the public. The suspects, according to the police are also known as “wash wash” and they use the fake currencies for [...]

August 9, 2018 Crime

Traditional rulers charged to shun partisan politics

The secretary to the Ajara Vetho Kingdom, High Chief Gbefa 1 Paul Ajo, has advised traditional rulers to shun politics but rather focus more on programmes and activities that will lead to the development of their communities. Ajo made this [...]

August 9, 2018 Government and politics

Employees picket Ikeja Electric offices

Employees picket Ikeja Electric offices: Members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) yesterday barricaded Ikeja Electric’s (IE) offices across Lagos including the headquarters in Alausa, leading to thousands of IE’s customers experiencing the discomfort of extended darkness. The [...]

August 9, 2018 Oil & Gas