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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Techpoint is 4. Africa, let’s begin!

Techpoint is officially 4 today! Here’s a flashback of our major activities in 2018 and our plans for the new year 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2018 in Retrospect: What happened in the fintech space in Nigeria?

2018 was indeed the year of the fintech startup. These are some of the activities that transpired within the Nigerian fintech space this period. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
2019 general elections

2019 General Elections: APC Sets Up Team For Buhari To “Beat” Atiku In Adamawa

2019 General Election: The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up Buhari and Bindow Campaign Team (BBCT) in its Northern Senatorial district, to embark on a house-to-house campaign to ensure victory of the party’s candidates [...]

December 31, 2018 Government and politics

NEWSDrama In Sokoto As Buhari Wrote Only His Name, Declines Comment In Shehu Shagari’s Condolence Register

It was drama on Sunday in Sokoto as President Muhammadu Buhari wrote only his name and date in the condolence register in honour of former President Shehu Shagari, who passed on Friday and was buried on Saturday. President Shehu Shagari, [...]

December 31, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s video attacking Shagari resurfaces as President visits his family

A video in which President Muhammadu Buhari said he did not regret ousting President Shehu Shagari through a military coup has resurfaced just as Buhari has flown to Sokoto State to commiserate with Shagari’s family. In the video, which was [...]

December 31, 2018 Government and politics
2018 budget

Buhari, lawmakers may clash again over National Assembly 2018 budget funds

President Muhammadu Buhari may be in for another showdown with members of the National Assembly on resumption of plenary in January if the executive fails to release funds appropriated to the federal parliament in the 2018 budget. Some of the [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics

Pressure on INEC to drop display, transmission of results

 The Independent National Electoral Commission is currently under severe pressure not to include the display of election results at polling units and the electronic transmission of results to INEC server in its manual for the conduct of the 2019 polls. [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics
Igbo presidency

APC has no plan for Igbo presidency – Obasanjo

Igbo presidency: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday asked the Igbo to be wary of promises from the All Progressives Congress ahead of next year’s general elections. Obasanjo, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting at Ukpor in the Nnewi South [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics
50 corpses gutted by fire

Over 50 corpses gutted by fire at Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital Mortuary [PHOTOS]

50 corpses gutted by fire: The Mortuary section of Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital has been gutted by fire and all the corpses burnt beyond recognition. It was said that the fire started at about three o’clock this afternoon and before they [...]

December 30, 2018 Incidents
Muhammadu Buhari

40 Presidential Candidates Disagree over Plan to Adopt Muhammadu Buhari

The move by some of the leaders of the Patriotic Forum of Presidential Candidates (PFPC), an alliance of 40 presidential candidates, to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari for 2019 elections, has collapsed. Hope For Nigeria checks revealed that the decision by [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics

Don’t Be Deceived, APC Won’t Hand over to You, Obasanjo Tells Igbo Leaders

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday asked the Igbo leaders across the federation to remain focused and united, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not honour its promise to hand over presidency to an Igbo indigene in 2023. Consequently, Obasanjo [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics

Saraki: It’s Criminal to Say Nigerians Consume Over 50m Litres of PMS Daily

Less than two months before the 2019 presidential election, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government, accusing it of lying to Nigerians that the country consumes 50 million litres [...]

December 30, 2018 Oil & Gas

Saraki: Invasion of Melaye’s Residence, Misuse of Police against Citizens

The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the invasion of the Abuja home of Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, as another instance of police being used to suppress the rights of the citizenry and silencing [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics
Yemi Osinbajo

Fayose: Why Yemi Osinbajo Visited Abuja Salon For Hair Cut

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, on Thursday visited a barbing salon located in Abuja to have a hair cut. The salon named Luxor Salon and Spa is located at Wuse 2. Yemi Osinbajo, after an interactive session with those at the [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics

Surrender Your States To Buhari, Akpabio Tells PDP Governors

Godswill Akpabio, Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West at the Senate, has advised state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surrender their respective states to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Akpabio gave the advise on [...]

December 30, 2018 Government and politics
Operation Python Dance

2019: PDP rejects ‘Operation Python Dance ‘

The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday said it was opposed to the commencement of a nationwide military exercise, Egwu Eke III otherwise called ‘Operation Python Dance‘. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, had said the military exercise [...]

December 29, 2018 Military
Oby Ezekwesili

Buhari is incompetent –Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education and presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as incompetent, saying that is why he rewards incompetency by keeping his incompetent appointees in office. She made [...]

December 29, 2018 Government and politics
Security operatives rescue two Catholic priests abandoned by kidnappers in Anambra

Security operatives rescue two Catholic priests abandoned by kidnappers in Anambra

Security operatives yesterday rescued two Catholic priests who were held hostage but abandoned after three days by their kidnappers for fear of being tracked by the security hi-technology devices and arrested. The deployment of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on trees, [...]

December 29, 2018 Government and politics

2019 elections: Army begins Python Dance nationwide January

The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of Exercise Egwu Eke III, otherwise known as Python Dance, in all parts of the country in preparation against security challenges anticipated before, during and after the 2019 General Elections. The Chief of Army [...]

December 29, 2018 Military
Junaid Mohammed

Tunde Sabiu, Buhari’s Nephew Is A Billionaire At 20 – Junaid Mohammed

Kano State-based politician and social critic, Dr Junaid Mohammed has reiterated his claim of nepotism against President Muhammadu Buhari. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker, accused the president of surrounding himself with unqualified persons [...]

December 29, 2018 Government and politics

APC Commence Presidential Campaign In Uyo

APC Commence Presidential Campaign In Uyo [...]

December 29, 2018 Government and politics

No more handouts, Buhari tells Nigerians at Uyo rally

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State commenced the South-South All Progressives Congress presidential rally with a warning that there would be no more handouts. He said Nigeria would have to struggle in the years ahead. “There [...]

December 29, 2018 Government and politics
Abacha Loot

We Transferred Recovered $322m Abacha Loot To 300,000 Poor Homes — FG

Abacha Loot: The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has explained how the $322m recovered from late Gen. Sani Abacha’s family is being utilised by the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Shehu, in a statement obtained [...]

December 29, 2018 Economy

Ugandan schools to start teaching Chinese language to boost trade

In an effort to boost trade between Uganda and China, the Ugandan government has selected 35 secondary schools country wide which will be teaching Chinese language. According to the President Yoweri Museveni government, the decision which will roll out in [...]

December 29, 2018 Education

Social Media Roundup: A very merry Christmas

This week on social media; have a very merry Christmas; everything that went down at Burna Boy and Davido’s concert and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Dangote, Otedola Join Tinubu, Others In Buhari’s Campaign Team ..See Full List

The richest African, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and  Chief Femi Otedola has joined the campaign team of President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. A Press release by Femi Adesina, a media adviser to the President has indicated [...]

December 28, 2018 Government and politics
Shuaibu Rabi

VIDEO: Why we killed Badeh – Suspect Shuaibu Rabi

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), because they wanted to rob him. Shuaibu Rabi, said this while being interrogated [...]

December 28, 2018 Crime

How fruits ripened with carbide kill Nigerians

Carbide kill Nigerians: For the family of the late Emmanuel Okwuke, banana and plantain have become forbidden fruits. No member of the family dares bring them home. This was after Emmanuel’s life was cut short after he consumed a bunch [...]

December 28, 2018 Health issues

Suspect narrates how ex-Defence chief Badeh was murdered

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.),because they wanted to rob him. Rabi said this while being interrogated by policemen [...]

December 28, 2018 Crime

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi visits victims of fire outbreak at Abakpa Nike, Enugu, Donates N6m and relief materials

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi visited them to sympathize and offer assistance to overcome their challenges as tears of joy flowed on the faces of the devastated victims of the recent fire outbreak at Ugboezeji and Ugboye in Abakpa Nike, Enugu, which [...]

December 27, 2018 Government and politics