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Monthly Archives: April 2020

APC presidential primaries: Buhari’s victory excites presidency, says it confirms pulse of the nation

The presidency has described the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries which held on Friday across the states with President Muhammadu Buhari as the sole aspirant, as a major boost to his success at next year’s general [...]

September 30, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari sympathises with Indonesia over Tsunami, Earthquake disaster

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow and sympathy to the government and people of Indonesia over the latest Tsunami and earthquake disaster that hit Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi Island. Mr Buhari said the natural disaster, which claimed nearly 400 lives, [...]

September 30, 2018 Government and politics

ANALYSIS: APC Guber Primary: It’s a clash of political allies in Zamfara

A list of cleared candidates released by the leadership of APC on Thursday showed that nine aspirants were cleared to contest Sunday’s governorship primaries in Zamfara State. They are a former Executive Director of First Bank, Dauda Lawal, the state [...]

September 30, 2018 Government and politics

JUST IN: Borno 2019: Governor Shettima announces preferred successor

Hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Borno State, the outgoing governor, Kashim Shettima, has picked a professor, Babagana Zulum, as his preferred successor. Mr Zulum, the former commissioner for the ministry for reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement [...]

September 30, 2018 Government and politics

Tambuwal accuses APC of destroying Nigeria

One of the frontline presidential aspirants on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said another four years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would bring Nigeria to its knees, and that the country’s strength [...]

September 30, 2018 Government and politics

Again, Boko Haram threatens to kill Leah Sharibu — Mother

The mother of kidnapped 15-year-old Leah Sharibu, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, has pleaded with Federal Government to ensure her daughter’s release, as the Boko Haram captors have issued a threat that Leah would be killed by the second week of October, [...]

September 30, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Desperate quake-hit Indonesians turn to looting

Hundreds of desperate people in the tsunami-struck Indonesian city of Palu looted supermarkets and petrol stations Sunday, as an initial trickle of aid into the devastated area failed to relieve an acute shortage of water, food and fuel. Hordes of [...]

September 30, 2018 International

Gov. Ugwuanyi has no serious opponent – Reps member, Asadu

The member representing Nsukka/Igboeze South federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. Pat Asadu has declared that Governor Ifeanyi of Enugu State would have a smooth sail in his re-election bid. Asadu, who spoke to journalists, Friday, on a [...]

September 29, 2018 Government and politics

Flood kills Osadebe’s son

Okechukwu Osadebe, an 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Chief Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in a flood disaster in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra. He died on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Osadebe’s Atani country home in [...]

September 29, 2018 Incidents

Funke Adedoyin: Gov Ahmed, Atiku react to the death of Kwara lawmaker

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have reacted to the death of a member representing Irepodun/Isin/Ekiti/Oke-Ero federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Funke Adedoyin. The lawmaker passed away in Abuja while treating an ailment [...]

September 29, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Buhari’s Minister reportedly resigns, set to dump APC over disqualification

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, also known as Mama Taraba, is set to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the United Democratic Party, UDP. According to Punch, Mama Taraba resigned her appointment as [...]

September 29, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Governor Wike apologises for threatening PDP presidential aspirants

Governor Nyesom Wike has apologised to leaders and presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party for his anti-party outburst on Wednesday, Hope For Nigeria has learnt. At a National Executive Committee meeting of the party Friday afternoon, the Rivers State [...]

September 29, 2018 Government and politics

Full compliance in Bayelsa as public schools, banks shut down

Activities at government offices and schools were grounded yesterday as the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Labour entered its second day in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. Banks and other government enterprise were not left out, with only pupils [...]

September 29, 2018 Economy

Pilot dies as two NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja

 NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja: Two F-7Ni aircraft belonging to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), yesterday, crashed around Katampe Hills in Abuja.   The airplanes reportedly collided with each other during a rehearsal for Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary celebration [...]

September 29, 2018 Incidents

Passengers stranded as labour disrupts flight operations

Passengers yesterday were stranded at the Lagos airports as members of the organised labour paralysed fight operations over inability of the Federal Government to come up with a new national minimum wage for workers. Labour officials, who arrived at Airpeace [...]

September 29, 2018 Transportation

Anita Kouassigan: If we help women more, they will help improve Nigeria’s situation

Anita Kouassigan holds a BSC degree in Politics from the University of Bristol, and graduated with a Post-Graduate Degree in Law and the Legal Practice Course (College of Law, London). She is a small-business entrepreneur, with her focus areas being [...]

September 29, 2018 Government and politics

Plateau imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jos over renewed violence

Plateau imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jos : Following the violence that erupted in Jos, the state capital, which claimed at least 14 lives, and the attendant tension in the aftermath, the Plateau State Government, yesterday, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on [...]

September 29, 2018 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: e-Rumole Banking

This week on social media; our village people are now online as shown in a Nollywood movie, Osun state election rerun sparks controversy and more stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2019: Lamido meets Saraki, Kwankwaso ahead of PDP presidential primaries

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday met separately with two other presidential aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the backdrop of a controversy over the venue of the national convention where the party will [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

INEC declares APC’s Gboyega Oyetola winner of Osun governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the 2018 Osun governorship election. Mr Oyetola was returned as governor-elect on Thursday at the end of a supplementary election which [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

Death toll rises to 199, 1,036 injured in nationwide flooding

Despite Federal Government assurance that the worst is over on the raging flood across the states in Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday disclosed that the death toll had increased from the initial 108 to 199, and the [...]

September 28, 2018 Environmental issues

Early thoughts on Osun elections and Nigerian political parties

Osun elections gives a lot to think about. A big chunk of the vote was indeed split between APC and PDP as expected, but more interesting was the influence of other parties. Having captured key influential politicians, ADP and SDP [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

Government offices, companies closed in Kwara, Ondo, Rivers, Katsina

Government offices, including courts and public schools, as well as companies were yesterday shut in many states across the country in compliance with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) directive on the strike. The organised labour began its strike midnight, Wednesday, [...]

September 28, 2018 Economy

Oil marketers urge government to pay alleged N650 billion debt

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) and Independent Petroleum Products Importers (IPPIs) have raised the alarm over a N650 billion allegedly owed them by Federal Government in subsidy arrears, saying its [...]

September 28, 2018 Oil & Gas

Police arrest fake army colonel

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 31-year-old man who has allegedly been parading himself as an army colonel to molest and extort unsuspecting members of the public. The suspect, Harry Perry Obiajuru, popularly known as ‘Colonel Harry’, was said [...]

September 28, 2018 Military

League of Nigerian Columnists inaugurated

League of Nigerian Columnists (LNC), a professional body out to ensure good governance and hold government accountable, was inaugurated yesterday in Lagos. Comprising all the major columnists in Nigerian newspapers, the body has ‘Pen Fraternity’ as its slogan. It is [...]

September 28, 2018 Media representation

Looming population explosion to affect Nigeria adversely by 2050, U.S. warns

The United State government yesterday warned that Nigeria’s projected 40 million population by 2050 would put pressure on the nation’s economy and worsen the prevalent poverty in the land. The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria, David Young, who [...]

September 28, 2018 Economy

APC bars two ministers from contesting governorship primaries

The ruling All Progressives Congress has disqualified two serving ministers from contesting governorship elections in their states. The minister for communication and information technology Adebayo Shittu and that of women affairs Aisha Alhassan were not cleared by the party’s screening [...]

September 28, 2018 Government and politics

One child at a time, digital inclusion will save this Nigerian slum

How digital inclusion can bridge the poverty divide in Ajegunle Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

From Ethiopia to the world, Apposit is equipping businesses with world-class technology systems

Apposit is an Ethiopian-based software development company responsible for building technology systems for Nigeria’s Paga and many other businesses in Ethiopia. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 27, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps