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Daily Archives: August 14, 2018

GreenHouse Capital launches what is perhaps Nigeria’s first female-focused tech accelerator programme

As part of a mission to support African women entrepreneurs, GreenHouse Capital has taken the initiative to launch, GreenHouse Lab, arguably Nigeria’s first female tech accelerator programme Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Passion Incubator launches StartUp SouthWest

StartUp SouthWest is a beneficiary of the Growth and Employment project (GEM – The project is focused on fostering a vibrant and sustainable technology ecosystem across the South West region of Nigeria (Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Osun) [...]

August 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How finance companies are getting a piece of the Nigerian banking sector’s pie

Finance companies (fintech startups) in Nigeria are offering online services that position them almost at par with commercial banks in the country. Should commercial banks be worried? Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why digital safe spaces are important for the African youth

In the wake of a population explosion, cyberbullying, and government internet censuring, here’s why digital safe spaces are necessary for African youths. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Senators ask court to stop AGF, IGP, DSS from backing Saraki’s removal

The Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to among other things, restrain the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Department of State Services (DSS) from supporting any effort to sack [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari has failed – Sule Lamido

Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has faulted the anti-corruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Lamido, who was a guest on Channels Television’s political programme, Roadmap 2019, also accused the government of failing to keep its promises to [...]

August 14, 2018 General

Why I will not support APC in 2019 – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, the publisher of the Ovation Magazine has said he would not support the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019. Momodu stated this during a question and answer session on his Twitter page. He stated that he would only [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics

SPECIAL REPORT: Forgotten Communities: How displaced children, other IDPs suffer in Lagos

This is the second and concluding part of a report focusing on Internally Displaced People (IDPs). This series focuses on malnutrition ravaging children of former residents of Otodo Gbame, who were forcefully evicted by the Lagos State Government. No Food [...]

August 14, 2018 Societal issues

Southwest PDP cautions against arrest of Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Southwest chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government against intimidating its leaders, saying any attempt to arrest Senate President Bukola Saraki, will plunge the country into crisis. Its Chairman, Eddy [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics

Yfarm targets 10,000 climate-smart agribusiness farms by 2020

A group, Youth Farm Project (Yfarm) has disclosed plans to establish 10, 000 climate-smart agribusiness farms across the country by 2020. The Programme Manager, YFarm Project, Nkiruka Nnaemego, disclosed this at the end of a 4-day boot camp capacity building. [...]

August 14, 2018 Agriculture

INEC plans to check vote-buying, lauds ECES on credible polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that polling booths will henceforth be positioned in a way to make it difficult for people to see how voters cast their votes during elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics

Presidency urges National Assembly to concentrate on issues of national interest

The Presidency yesterday urged the National Assembly to dwell more on issues of national interest rather that engage in the subterfuge and drama being played out in the nation’s parliament. Basking in the euphoria of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics

FIRS agrees to refund $2m, other tax overpayments in Arco, GE saga

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has said it will refund the N360million and $2million excess withholding tax (WHT) deducted from Arco Petrochemicals Engineering Company Limited, through its business dealings with General Electric (GE) International Operations Nigeria Limited. This was [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki has never acted in national interest, says Oshiomhole

In this interview, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, speaks about the crisis of defection rocking his party, stressing that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who led the defectors, acted for selfish reasons. NIYI BELLO, [...]

August 14, 2018 Government and politics