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Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

Meet the 30 startups shortlisted for the 2018 edition of Demo Africa in Casablanca

Following a few months of innovation roadshows, city tours and virtual shortlisting, DEMO Africa has announced the selection of the 30 finalist startups for the 2018 edition of the annual conference. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

CTO of Kaduna-based Colab is Google’s first certified Machine Learning Expert in Sub-Saharan Africa

Meet Google’s first machine learning expert from Sub-Saharan Africa. And learn why machine learning is important for Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Rebuild Ayefele’s Fresh FM or face legal action – SERAP threatens Ajimobi

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has demanded that the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, rebuilds the demolished building of Fresh FM owned by popular juju musician, Yinka Ayefele, or face national and international legal actions. This was [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics

114 pro-Biafra women arraigned in Owerri magistrate court, remanded in prison

The Nigerian Police, Monday arraigned 114 pro-Biafra women in an Owerri Magistrate court. The protesters were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, as well as the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Mazi [...]

August 21, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

We will remain with Tambuwal wherever he goes – Sacked aides

No fewer than 400 former aides and political appointees of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal on Monday expressed their full support for the Governor, following his defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The aides who were relieved of [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics

Kwankwaso suggests zone that should produce PDP presidential candidate

A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwakwaso, has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pick its presidential candidate from the North West. The aspirant said this would help the party win in 2019 as the region [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian college lecturer accused of certificate racketeering in police net

A lecturer at the Niger State College of Education, Minna, has been arrested by the police for allegedly facilitating the issuance of fake certificates to unqualified persons, Hope For Nigeria has learnt. According to the provost of the college, Yakubu [...]

August 21, 2018 Military

Failure Diaries: The rise, fall and imminent relaunch of Eazyhire

Far from the glitz that surrounded Eazyhire when it launched, the online leasing platform appears to be on a decline. This interview with founder Josh Okpata explains what is going on with the startup. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The ‘only senator speaking for Akwa Ibom’ faces N254 million bribery charges

On the day Governor Udom Emmanuel described him as the ‘only senator speaking for Akwa Ibom’, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, filed corruption charges against Bassey Albert. Mr Albert is the only senator from Akwa Ibom who is still in the [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics

Police recover stolen two-day-old twins, 10 other babies in Imo

Crack team of detectives in Imo State have arrested eight persons in connection with the alleged stealing of two-day old twins and 10 other babies in Imo, Lagos and Edo states. Briefing journalists on Monday at the command’s headquarters in [...]

August 21, 2018 Military

U.S. Embassy to reopen Abuja office on Friday

The U.S. Embassy has announced that operations will resume at its Abuja Consular office on Friday, August 24, 2018. The embassy made the announcement yesterday in a statement on its official website “The U.S. Embassy in Abuja’s consular section [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics

At Sallah, Buhari tasks Nigerians on harmony, tolerance

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to rise above selfish interests and promote harmony and tolerance at Sallah. He gave the charge yesterday in a Sallah message through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. He urged [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki locks horns with Tinubu on defection to PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, of supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for selfish reasons.He was reacting to Sunday’s statement by Tinubu who claimed Saraki defected to the opposition Peoples [...]

August 21, 2018 Government and politics