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Daily Archives: November 13, 2019

Online tutoring marketplace, Prepclass secures significant Series A funding

Following its last investment from GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, online tutoring marketplace, Prepclass has gone on to secure a new Series A funding round from Rise Capital. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Google unveils 11 startups for Launchpad Accelerator Africa second cohort

Barely two months after rounding up its first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, Google unveils11 startups in its Lagos facility for class two of Launchpad Accelerator Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

INEC to re-design polling units to curb vote buying

Mr Mustapha Lecky, the South South Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission would redesign the structures of all polling units to curb vote buying during the 2019 general election. Lecky disclosed this in an interview with the [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics

Army troops slay 3 Boko Haram terrorists, recover weapons in Borno

The Nigerian Army says its troops have slayed three Boko Haram insurgents while on fighting patrol in Kukawa in Baga Local Government Area in Borno on Sunday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, disclosed this in a statement [...]

August 27, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Get a court order or back-off from Rivers – Wike challenges EFCC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for what it described as illegal actions in the State. Wike said this in a statement made available [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics

Shun idea of Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba presidency – Obi of Onitsha tells Nigerians

The Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe has said that it was high time Nigerians shunned the idea of Igbo, Yoruba, or Hausa Presidency, and root for a President that would treat all the regions equally. [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics

I worked with Buhari, Jonathan to save Nigeria from breaking up – Bakare

Tunde Bakare, founder of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has revealed that he worked with former president Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure Nigeria escaped disintegration in 2015. Speaking in Glasgow, UK, to the ‘African Forum, Scotland’ and [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics

I’m PDP’s leading presidential aspirant, won’t leave party – Atiku

A former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has no plans of leaving the opposition PDP and believes he will get the party’s presidential ticket for next year’s election. Mr Abubakar stated this in a statement by his campaign [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics

EXCLUSIVE: How I got into trouble with Buhari, others — Governor Ortom

In this interview with reporters Musikilu Mojeed and Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Governor Samuel Ortom chronicles his ordeal as chief executive of Benue, saying the instability in the north-central state is deeper than herdsmen-farmers clashes. The second part of the interview will [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics

U.S.-China trade war worsens Nigeria’s non-oil exporters’ woes

U.S.-China trade war worsens Nigeria’s non-oil exporters’ Local non-oil exporters may have started feeling the heat of the trade war between global economic leaders. Although projections from international trade bodies showed that average tariffs on exports from Nigeria and Zambia [...]

August 27, 2018 Oil & Gas

Not many startups in Nigeria are investment ready — LAN executive secretary

LAN has particularly been involved in two public deals; the investment in Café Neo and Big Cabal Media, worth a combined ₦50 million. but that was the last we heard of LAN or their activities. The interview with Nwanne Okafor, [...]

August 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Trump referred to Buhari as ‘lifeless’ – Financial Times

The United States president Donald Trump referred to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari as “lifeless” shortly after a meeting between the two leaders on April 30, Financial Times said on Monday. Buhari, the first sub-Saharan Africa president to meet Trump [...]

August 27, 2018 Government and politics