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Daily Archives: March 27, 2020

Can Lagos deliver on it promise of free-WiFi at bus terminals and public schools?

A look at the status of the free WiFi service at the Ndubusi Kanu Park in consideration of the proposed one for bus terminals and public schools in Lagos State. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Open progress and the role of technology and data for an open future

Guest contributor, Augustus Chukwu shares his thoughts on the access, control, distribution and ownership of data and it’s implications for an open future in the face of liberal values that have come under severe attack recently. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s Technology Incubation Centres are not living up to their potential

About 25 years after the establishment of the Technology Incubation programme in Nigeria, government-owned Technology Incubation Centres across the country are still struggling to serve their purpose. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases as flood spreads. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources. With the likelihood of more rains, amid a [...]

September 19, 2018 Health issues

Group urges Dangote’s neutrality in election

A group, Omoluabi United, has advised the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, not to get involved in the partisan politics of the governorship election. In a statement by the spokesman, Opeyemi Ige, the group urged Dangote not to give [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

Oil majors expect first ruling in Nigeria’s $1.3b oilfield scandal

Nigeria’s $1.3b oilfield scandal: International oil companies, Shell and Eni, are carefully monitoring a first ruling this week by a Milan judge in one of the energy industry’s biggest corruption scandals for clues to what might be around the corner [...]

September 19, 2018 Oil & Gas

Bank customers’ robber meets waterloo

Olatunde Adetunji, a 31-year-old member of a notorious armed robbery gang that specializes in robbing bank customers within Ikeja and Isolo areas of Lagos State, has been arrested. He was nabbed by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

PSC deploys 40 officials to monitor conduct of policemen

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday said it would deploy over 40 of its officials to monitor the conduct of policemen on duty during the September 22 election. PSC said the team would be led by Barrister Rommy Mom, a [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

FG to conclude ports concession review agreement by December

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has disclosed that the review of ports concession agreements have reached advanced stage and would be signed in by December. This may engender a new regime that will herald improved ports efficiency in the country’s [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo presides over special meeting on minimum wage

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday presided over the Economic Management Team (EMT) meeting meant to discuss the controversial issue of minimum wage. The meeting at the Presidential Villa was attended by the following ministers: Zainab Ahmed (finance), Udo Udoma (budget [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

How Nigeria, DRC, others fall into global poverty net, by Gates

Rapid population growth in some Africa’s poorest countries could put future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health at severe risk, a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed. Co-Chairman of the foundation, Bill Gates, said [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

FG has provided free meal for 8.96m school children, says Udoma

The Federal Government said it has provided free meals for 8.96 million school children under its Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a media briefing [...]

September 19, 2018 Government and politics

Director, two college workers kidnapped in Kaduna

Kidnappers yesterday abducted a director and two staff of Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology in Makarfi Council, Kaduna State, along Zaria/Makarfi expressway. At press time, no ransom had been placed on the victims, even as family members [...]

September 19, 2018 Military