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Daily Archives: March 27, 2020

UN blasts Nigeria for human trafficking

The United Nations on Monday criticised Nigeria for failing to tackle human trafficking, after a human rights mission looked at efforts to stamp out the organised trade in people. “What is being done is not enough,” the world body’s special [...]

September 11, 2018 Societal issues

2019: We don’t need your trust, Nigerians believe in us – INEC blasts PDP govs

The National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fired back at Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for passing vote of no confidence on it ahead of the 2019 general elections. The governors alleged that the commission [...]

September 11, 2018 Government and politics

The Ooni of Ife’s $1.4 billion incubation hub is probably never happening

2 years after it was announced, there are strong indications that the proposed $ 1.4 billion incubation hub in Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria will never be actualised. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Oil reserve crisis looms over delay of blocks

Oil reserve crisis looms: The delay in the award of new oil blocks and uncertainties over existing marginal oilfields are upsetting industry players, amid a warning that the country’s economic development could be jeopardised. Nigeria is projected to witness a [...]

September 11, 2018 Oil & Gas

Why Paga’s technology is built and managed in Ethiopia

Since Nigerian mobile payments company, Paga was founded in 2009, its technology has been managed and supported in Ethiopia. We reached out to Paga to find out why, here’s what they had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Rainstorm kills three, destroys 880 houses in Katsina

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead and six others injured following a rainstorm at Maibare in Baure Local Council of Katsina State. The incident, which occurred at the weekend, destroyed over 700 homes in Maibare, while farmers [...]

September 11, 2018 Environmental issues

Gaidam signs bill against rape, homosexuality

Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, yesterday signed into law the State Penal Code Amendment Law 2018, which prescribed punishment for rape, kidnapping and unnatural offences, which were becoming rampant in the state and other parts of the country. “Our administration [...]

September 11, 2018 Government and politics

12 Igbo groups back IPOB’s September 14 sit-at-home order

The Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB’s) September 14, 2018, sit-at-home order received a boost yesterday as 12 Igbo groups met in Enugu and endorsed the move. The meeting, held at the residence of Deputy Leader of Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), [...]

September 11, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

APC factions disagree over mode of primaries in Rivers

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State loyal to Magnus Abe has rejected indirect primaries, insisting that direct primaries would give members the opportunity to participate in the election. The factional party Chairman, Peter Odike, made [...]

September 11, 2018 Government and politics