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Daily Archives: July 16, 2019

Paystack secures $8 million Series A funding round

Nigerian fintech startup, Paystack has just announced a Series A funding round of $ 8 million, surprisingly backed by American fintech company, Stripe and a host of other foreign investors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s apex bank may be looking to regulate cryptocurrencies, industry players say it’s time

Nigeria's central bank may be looking to regulate cryptocurrency, but industry experts and players are not worried. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why you no longer hear about Nigeria’s fast rising tech-talent accelerator, Switch

For a while now, there's been speculation mounting around the possible non-operation of one of Nigeria's fast rising tech-talent accelerators, Switch. After a bit of digging, here is what we found. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

From sec. school desk to lead dev: A self-taught programmer’s remarkable journey into tech

When Tunde Yusuf was in Senior Secondary School 1 (SS 1), he got introduced into the tech world. These days, despite having not graduated from the university, he's the Lead Back-end Developer at Findworka. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Plateau stakeholders threaten to dump Lalong, APC

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State has said that there may soon be a gale of defections from the ruling party because of the State Governor’s “high level of impunity”. The stakeholders from Kanam LGA of [...]

August 28, 2018 Government and politics

NBC to shut down radio, Tv stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday announced that it would shut down radio and television stations owing the commission licensing fees. The Director General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu said that any broadcasting station that failed to come up with a [...]

August 28, 2018 Telecomms

Biafra: South-East governors are cowards – Zionists

The leadership of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Monday came hard on the South-East Governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo over their silence eight days after the group’s leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka was picked by security forces.   Onwuka was [...]

August 28, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Lifeless President: FG breaks silence on Trump’s statement

The Federal Government has questioned the authenticity of a statement reportedly made by President Donald Trump describing President Muhammadu Buhari as a “lifeless leader.” Trump made the statement shortly after a meeting between the two leaders on April 30, Financial [...]

August 28, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari under fire for comment on rule of law, national security

Buhari under fire for comment on rule of law: Lawyers on Monday condemned in strong terms the comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari that the rule of law will take second stage on issues involving alleged threat to national security. [...]

August 28, 2018 Government and politics

Communities reject oil firms’ refusal to relocate headquaters to Niger Delta

Communities in the Niger Delta have insisted that international oil companies (IOCs) must relocate their headquarters to the region given the magnitude of their projects and the environmental challenges their operations pose to the people. The leaders of the communities, [...]

August 28, 2018 Oil & Gas

Harvard Professor Claims Coconut Oil Is “Pure Poison”

 Coconut Oil Is “Pure Poison”: Claims surrounding coconut oil might not be true as widely believed. Contrary to health claims about the wonders of coconut oil, a Harvard university professor Karin Michels has said that the oil is infact “pure [...]

August 28, 2018 Health issues

Okorocha orders new chairmen to reside at council headquarters

The newly elected chairmen of the 27 local councils in Imo State were sworn-in yesterday at the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Owerri. Governor Rochas Okorocha, however, directed them to reside at their respective council headquarters or [...]

August 28, 2018 Government and politics

Ortom charges Akume to show scorecard before seeking re-election

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has advised his estranged political godfather, George Akume to stop castigating him and present his scorecard for the past 12 years before seeking re-election to the National Assembly. Ortom, who gave the charge through his [...]

August 28, 2018 Government and politics

In video, abducted Leah Sharibu pleads for rescue

From captivity, Leah Sharibu, one of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, yesterday pleaded for an urgent intervention by President Muhammadu Buhari to facilitate her rescue. The development came months after the Federal Government in May this year dismissed an insinuation that [...]

August 28, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror