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Daily Archives: March 27, 2020

How Nigerian banks are innovating with ‘WhatsApp Banking’

In August, four Nigerian banks unveiled WhatsApp Banking as an extension of the already existing Chat Banking powered by Facebook Messenger. Here’s what it is really about and how it works. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Despite swallowing ₦1.45 billion in 3 years, Nigeria Air appears to hang in the balance

Looking back at budgetary allocations since 2016, it is apparent that the Federal Government of Nigeria was not ready for a national carrier when the name and logo of Nigeria Air were unveiled. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Participez au plus grand événement des startup en Afrique de l’Ouest — Techpoint Build 2019

Tout le monde est invité : les fondateurs de startup et leurs équipes, les professionnels des TIC, les acteurs du secteur, les consommateurs de technologies, les investisseurs, etc. Vous pouvez vous inscrire maintenant pour y assister. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

PDP Convention: Dickson Calls For Civility Among Presidential Contenders

The Trent is a rich mash of politics, business, technology, lifestyle, pop culture, opinions, causes, news, and editorials. The Trent covers news 24/7 from politics, to economy, to crime, world events, celebrity, fashion and style, events, red carpets, entertainment, and [...]

September 18, 2018 What the papers say

High expectation as Lagos hosts second beer festival

In order to consolidate on the gains of the economic and tourism capability garnered at the maiden edition, Lagos State is set to excite fun-loving residents by hosting the second edition of Nigeria Beer Festival from September 25 to October [...]

September 18, 2018 entertainment

Dangote is most valuable brand in 50 top brands

Dangote, a wholly Nigerian brand, has been voted the overall valuable brand in the 2018 Top 50 Brands. It replaces MTN Nigeria at the top with 87.4 points against 80.8 point for MTN. Dangote had, in previous editions, held the [...]

September 18, 2018 Business

Experts caution over dietary supplement containing higenamine

Public health researchers have warned against taking weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine, a potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. According to a new peer-reviewed published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Toxicology, the international researchers urged consumers to use caution when consuming [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues

Tinubu, Ambode meet at Jim Ovia’s book launch

The tension between All Progressives Congress National Leader Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over who steers the state in 2019 was absent when both men met yesterday at the launch of Africa Rise And Shine, written [...]

September 18, 2018 Government and politics

CBN steps up distribution of lower denominations

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has stepped up the campaign to rid the country of dirty notes, make lower denominations available and stem the tide of racketeering in new notes, as it approved a disbursement to traders at the [...]

September 18, 2018 Economy

Heavy caffeine consumption may extend life expectancy for people with kidney disease

A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. [...]

September 18, 2018 Health issues

Groups sue AGF, military over operation python dance 111 in Southeast

Civil society organisations have filed a suit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Chief of Army staff, Lt. General Turkur Buatai and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Emmanuel Boman [...]

September 18, 2018 Military

Suit against EFCC adjourned to October 18

Suit against EFCC adjourned to October 18: The Federal Capital Territory High Court will on October 18 continue hearing on a suit by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Godwin Obla against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). [...]

September 18, 2018 Military

My heart was with Buhari in 2015, reveals Akpabio

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has revealed that his heart was with President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election, despite being a member of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Akpabio, who was the senate [...]

September 18, 2018 Government and politics

26-year-old Nigerian highest paid robotics engineer in the world

A 26-year-old Nigerian, credited for building the world’s first gaming robot, Silas Adekunle, has become the highest paid in the field of robotic engineering. Adekunle achieved the feat after signing a new deal with the world’s reputable software manufacturers, Apple [...]

September 18, 2018 entertainment