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Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

RecyclePoints and 2 other startups from Africa shine at the 2018 Zambezi Prize

At the just concluded 2018 Zambezi Prize held in Nairobi, Kenya, three startups from the financial tech landscape in Africa were awarded financial rewards due to challenges they are solving within the space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2 years after Mark Zuckerberg came to Nigeria …

Today, August 30, 2018 marks exactly 2 years since Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria. Following his visit in 2016, here are the initiatives Facebook has launched to help solve some challenges faced by Nigerian businesses. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

BudgIT has appointed Gabriel Okeowo as its new CEO

BudgIT GM Operations, Gabriel Okeowo has been appointed new CEO, in place of Oluseun Onigbinde who has enrolled into the Obama Foundation Scholars Programme at Columbia University, New York. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Paystack, Flutterwave stopped issuing PoS machines

A few months ago, two of the most prominent fintech startups in Nigeria, Flutterwave and Paystack began issuing Point of Sale (PoS) machines to their merchants. However, a couple of weeks ago, they suddenly stopped. We did some digging to [...]

August 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria restates call for total elimination of nuclear weapons

Nigeria has restated its calls for the total elimination of nuclear weapons to engender a peaceful and secured world. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and Other International Organisations, stated this in Gemeva at [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Theresa May speaks on experience in Lagos, Nigeria

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she had an excellent time in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK. She spoke with journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja [...]

August 30, 2018 International

UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia. Mr Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the Security Council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance [...]

August 30, 2018 International

Video: How British Prime Minister Theresa May was received in Lagos

British Prime Minister Theresa May was received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, accompanied by his deputy, among other state officials. Upon her arrival aboard a Royal Air Force aircraft, Ms May and Mr [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria must account for victims of enforced disappearances – Amnesty Intl

The Nigerian authorities must immediately release thousands of people who have been subjected to enforced disappearance and held in secret detention facilities across the country without charge or trial, Amnesty International said Thursday. The day marks International Day of the [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Fresh Crisis rocks NHIS; Governing Council rejects budget, accuses management of ‘padding’

Anxiety is growing at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) following the rejection of the 2018 budget of the agency by its Governing Council over alleged improprieties. The scheme’s Governing Council is empowered by law to review and approve the [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

‘How Buhari lost control of northern votes’

As campaigns for next year’s election gather momentum, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, has explained how the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, failed to meet the expectations of northern electorate, insisting that he can no longer [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

First batch of Lagos pilgrims returns

The first batch of Lagos State Muslim pilgrims to 2018 Hajj landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, yesterday at 6.50a.m. Amirul Hajj and the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, said the pilgrims on board MedView [...]

August 30, 2018 Religion

Cross River government, lawmakers disagree over changes in 2018 budget for MDAs

The Cross River State government and the House of Assembly are heading for collusion following alleged alteration of the state’s 2018 budget of some ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) without recourse to the lawmakers. Chairman, Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA), [...]

August 30, 2018 Government and politics

Suspected gunmen slay eight in Plateau, two relatives in Ondo by NSCDC officer

It was a tragedy in Abonong Village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when suspected gunmen on Tuesday burnt to death a pastor of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim; his [...]

August 30, 2018 Military