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Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

Online ride-hailing taxi services may not work in these Nigerian cities

There's been an influx of taxi-like ride-hailing services in Nigerian cities. Here's why they may not survive outside Lagos and Abuja Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

In conversation with Olugbenga Agboola on his first day as Flutterwave CEO

We had a chat with Olugbenga Agboola on his first day as the new CEO of Flutterwave. Here's what he had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari, Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch

BENIN CITY—President Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, members of the diplomatic community and other distinguished Nigerians are expected to attend a book launch to mark the second anniversary of the ascension of Oba Ewuare II to [...]

October 16, 2018 General

2019 Presidency: How Buhari plans to rig election using INEC staff, Amina Zakari – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, not to “succumb to pressure by the Presidency, to return Mrs. Amina Zakari as Director of Operations.” PDP alleged that [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

What’s happening with the CcHUB’s ₦1 billion Growth Capital fund?

In January 2016, the CcHUB Growth Capital fund (GC fund) launched with the goal of raising ₦1 billion ($ 2.75m) within 24 months. The timeline having elapsed this January, the fund has only garnered ₦280 million. Here's what we know [...]

October 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NYSC mobilization: Students lament ban on universities

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has banned Benue State University and the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, from sending their students for the mandatory year of service. It was gathered that the scheme placed the two-year ban on the schools [...]

October 16, 2018 Education

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft [...]

October 16, 2018 Health issues

Saraki, Tambuwal, Wike, Fayose, others named Atiku’s Presidential Campaign DG, Zonal Coordinators

Senate President, Dr, Bukola Saraki has been named the  Director-General of the campaign of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a confirmation to THISDAY, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu APC disclaims factional chairman, Ogbodo, confirms Sen Ayogu Eze as gov candidate

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, has disowned a factional chairman of the party, Chief Okey Ogbodo, describing him as an agent of the Peoples Democratic Partly, PDP. Chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye, made this known [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

FG did everything possible to save Hauwa – Lai Mohammed

Boko Haram Executes Hauwa; Leah to live as slave The Nigerian Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the [...]

October 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Osisioma pipeline explosion death toll hits 200

THE death toll from last Friday Osisioma fuel pipeline explosion has risen to 200, even as protesting youths from the host communities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot, yesterday, shut operation at the facility over the incident. The youths, [...]

October 16, 2018 Incidents

Banish extreme need in Ekiti, Osundare tells Fayemi

A Professor of English at the University of New Orleans, U.S.A, Niyi Osundare, has urged Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to banish desperate, extreme need and deprivation in the state. He gave the charge in a message titled: ‘Still [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics

Judge withdraws from suit by two PDP factions in Ogun

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday withdrew from further hearing of a suit by two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. The plaintiffs’ counsel Ajibola Oluyede, had filed the suit against [...]

October 16, 2018 Government and politics