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Monthly Archives: February 2020

US Government speaks on calling Buhari “lifeless”, what it expects in 2019 election

The United States Government has refused to comment or deny a statement credited to President Donald Trump, that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was “lifeless”, following a visit to the White House earlier this year.   Aruba Amirthanayagam, who is Counselor [...]

August 29, 2018 International

Slap any comedian that cracks jokes against Jesus – Suleman tells pastors

General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman has taken a swipe at Nigerian comedians who take delight in using Jesus Christ to crack jokes. Apostle Suleman queried why no Comedian uses Mohammed to crack jokes. According to [...]

August 29, 2018 Religion

Intrigues, falsehood characterise refusal to allow Kwankwaso use Eagle Square

A week before Rabiu Kwankwaso was denied the use of the Eagle Square in Abuja for his presidential declaration, the same venue had been approved for him. Mr Kwankwaso, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to [...]

August 29, 2018 Government and politics

World Water Week: How two-third of Nigerians survive without potable water

Nigerians survive without potable water: Lola Owoade spends about N1,500 monthly on sachet water. This is because she is not sure if the water in her residence is safe for drinking. Mrs Owoade’s house has a borehole. On Arab Road [...]

August 29, 2018 Health issues

Kora wants to become the first $5 billion tech startup in Africa

Read how blockchain startup, Kora is working to address remittance challenge in Africa and become the first $ 5 billion tech startup in the continent while at it. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

INEC reviews polls budget to N143b

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjusted its budget for the 2019 general elections from N189 billion to N143 billion in deference to the National Assembly. Briefing newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting, the Chairman, National Assembly [...]

August 29, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria’s air transport services horrible, says minister

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has decried the nation’s air transport industry, describing it as horrible. The minister expressed his disenchantment while fielding questions from newsmen on the sidelines of the ICAO-AFI Regional Workshop on Improvement of [...]

August 29, 2018 Transportation

Uduaghan, Sherif, Akpabio attend APC caucus meeting

Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan and ex-National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu-Sheriff, yesterday attended a caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Also in attendance was the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and [...]

August 29, 2018 General

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

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