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Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

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We are currently restructuring our editorial outlook and overall website design, in a bid to make Techpoint better. We believe it would be insensitive not to involve you in the process this time. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge – miscreants

We pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge One of the 62 miscreants arrested during a raid at Oshodi and its environs by the Lagos State Task Force, weekend, Gani Yusuf, 35, disclosed that they paid N100 everyday to [...]

October 15, 2018 Environmental issues

Nigeria loses $6.1b yearly to child abuse, says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria loses over $6.1 billion yearly to violence against children, urging stakeholders to unite in ending the menace.UNICEF’s Child Protection Specialist, Maryam Enyiazu, who spoke at a media dialogue on Social Work [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

157m Nigerians lack access to handwashing facilities, says WaterAid

As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises. [...]

October 15, 2018 Health issues

Atiku condemns Buhari’s ‘draconian executive order’

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday condemned the travel ban placed on some 50 Nigerians through the controversial Executive Order 6. He said the action negates the constitution President Muhammadu Buhari swore [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Police re-arrest robber five days after release from prison

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State police command have re–arrested a robbery suspect five days after he was released from Ikoyi Prisons. The suspect, Tunde Okunola, 26, was re–arrested in Marwa Roundabout, Lekki with [...]

October 15, 2018 Military

ASUU wants EFCC to publish findings on alleged scam in UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make its findings on its petition over University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) corruption allegations public without further delay. ASUU noted with dismay that since [...]

October 15, 2018 Education

Assent PIGB to save oil sector, journalists urge Buhari

Journalists across the federation at the weekend called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) into law to engender necessary reforms in the oil and gas sector. In a 10-point communiqué issued at the end [...]

October 15, 2018 Oil & Gas

Fayose bids Ekiti farewell, moves out of state capital

THE  outgoing Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, yesterday vacated Oke Ayobo, the Ekiti State Government House. Fayose, who left Ado-Ekiti with his personal aides in a long convoy was sighted heading towards the Akure road. Clad in a T-shirt and [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Travel ban : We won’t publish names of those banned – Presidency

The Federal   Government said yesterday it had no plans to release the names of those on the travel ban placed on some 50 high profile Nigerians. This came as outrage against the travel ban continued yesterday from presidential candidate of  [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Govt issuing false statements in the name of “Fulani herdsmen” to discredit Jime – Benue APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead alerted the public over false statements being issued by the Benue state government to discredit their governorship flagbearer, Barr Emmanuel Jime. A statement by the party’s state Secretary, Hon. Peter Akulega said the government [...]

October 15, 2018 Government and politics

Mastercard invests in Flutterwave, as Iyin Aboyeji bows out as CEO

Amidst confirmed rumours of Iyin Aboyeji's stepping down from his CEO role at Flutterwave, the fast-rising fintech startup recently secured investment from global payments company Mastercard and other investors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps