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Daily Archives: March 22, 2019

Here’s the technology the Nigerian government uses to combat disaster outbreaks

There is a paradigm shift in crisis management from mere response — or reactionary measures — to prevention, and Nigeria through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) ironically is in on this. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What makes the Igbo Apprenticeship model tick and critical considerations before taking it mainstream

Guest contributor, Chinedu Okoro shares some insights into the acclaimed Igbo Apprenticeship model and considerations for seamless integration with contemporary business practices Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
NHIS has been an abysmal failure – Usman Yusuf

NHIS has been an abysmal failure – Usman Yusuf

The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, has said that corruption is fighting back just as he said that NHIS has been an abysmal failure. He said that if NHIS was a business they [...]

November 7, 2018 What the papers say

Police nab cleric, nurse over missing placenta in Kwara

ILORIN—Officers of Kwara State Police Command are still battling to recover the placenta of a newborn baby allegedly sold to a cleric in Ilorin for ritual purposes by a nurse in a private hospital. At press time, Vanguard reliably gathered [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 3: A day at FUTA

On the third day on the Techpoint Innovation Tour, the crew spent the most part of the day at the Federal University of Technology Akure, before preparing for an evening meetup at Premier Hub. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps


It is the first time I am seeing Oba of Benin going out to receive a visitor. Visitors come to Oba of Benin and not otherwise. Prince Charles of England is not in anyway comparable to the Oba of Benin [...]

November 7, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian Army can’t face us if we have arms— Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said the Army cannot face its members, who are Shi’ites, if they had weapons. Making the claim, Monday, at a briefing on the recent clash between soldiers and its members in Abuja, Abdullahi [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

EFCC removes Benedict Peters’ name from wanted persons list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has removed Mr. Benedict Peters’ name from the wanted persons’ list published on the official website of the commission. The delisting of the Executive Vice Chairman of AITEO Group, came about seven months [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

‘Plastics may outweigh fishes in ocean by 2050’

Unless the shipping companies and crew comply fully with rules on reducing marine plastic litter from vessels, the quantity of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fishes by 2050. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said it had received warnings from [...]

November 7, 2018 Environmental issues

Opposition kicks as gunmen attack Ekweremadu’s home

Gunmen attack Ekweremadu’s home: The coalition of opposition political parties has raised the alarm over an alleged plan to kill some of its key leaders. The group said this while condemning the alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy President of [...]

November 7, 2018 Government and politics

Nnamdi Kanu threatens to expose Buhari

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to reveal a deep secret about President Muhammadu Buhari. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated this in a press statement made available to newsmen on [...]

November 7, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War
Muhammadu Buhari

I’m committed to giving Nigeria new minimum wage soon – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was committed to ensuring that the nation’s workers get a new minimum wage as soon as possible. Buhari made the promise at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly after receiving the report of the [...]

November 7, 2018 Government and politics