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Daily Archives: February 23, 2019

SimplePay might be dead, but the fintech industry faces far bigger threats

Nigerian fintech startup, SimplePay is effectively dead. Its sad demise is bringing to light a serious issue of fraud in the industry Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Man jumps into Lagos Lagoon, dies

A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man has jumped into the Lagos Lagoon and died. The man drowned after jumping into the Lagoon in the early hours of Tuesday, according Punch. The deceased jumped into the lagoon after trekking on the Third Mainland [...]

October 3, 2018 Incidents

2019: Prof. Odoh rejects APC governorship primary result

Prof. Bernard Odoh, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant for the 2019 election in Ebonyi, has rejected the outcome of the party’s primary that produced Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji as the candidate. Odoh who addressed newsmen on Wednesday in Abakaliki, [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

Celebration, pomp as school principal is crowned as traditional ruler in Enugu

There was excitement at Adagwanato Community in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, following the selection of a retired secondary school principal, Chief Thomas Nwali, as the first traditional ruler-elect of the community by the general assembly on Sunday, [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

Chevron commissions drainage to fight flood in Edjeba community

A 500-metre long drainage funded by Chevron Nigeria Limited under its joint venture arrangement with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for Edjeba community, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been commissioned. Speaking at the event, General Manager, [...]

October 3, 2018 Environmental issues

APC declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos guber primary

APC declares Sawoolu winner of Lagos guber primary The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State Chapter, Alhaji Tunde Balogun has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu the winner of the Gubernatorial primary election, held Tuesday, across the 245 wards of [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

Financial inclusion is a classic case of how not to scale trust in Nigeria

Guest Contributor, Yusuf Hassan shares his opinion on the financial inclusion drive in Nigeria and why he thinks it might be a case of misplace priorities. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria records 20 unsold crude cargoes as trade slows

Nigerian crude market is still stuck with an overhang of close to 20 unsold cargoes from the 58-strong October loading programme. International oil traders disclosed to The Guardian yesterday that the November programme, the largest in six months, had seen [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

IG loses bid to stop Senate’s summons over Melaye

The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday declined to grant the application by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to stop the Senate from inviting him to a legislative hearing. The Senate had in two separate letters dated April 25 and [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

YOLICOM urges UN to supervise referendum to split Nigeria

Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM) has called for the dissolution of the country, urging the United Nations (UN) to supervise the referendum towards it. The group claimed that the Yoruba account for over 25 per cent of Nigeria’s population, adding that [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

Urhobo Renaissance Movement urges FG to revive Delta ports

The Urhobo Renaissance Movement (URM) has urged the Federal Government to revive the moribund ports in Warri, Sapele, Burutu, Koko, Forcados and Escravos in Delta State. In a statement issued yesterday titled: “Decongestion or Decentralisation: A Distress Call to the [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics

Confusion rocks Lagos APC gubernatorial primary poll

The confusion around the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) primary took a turn for the worse yesterday as the APC gubernatorial primary poll was postponed the fourth time in a week and indefinitely. The bewilderment intensified with the showdown [...]

October 3, 2018 Government and politics