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Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

Paylater has a data science internship, apply now

Nigerian fintech company Paylater has announced its ‘Arise 2019 Data Science Internship', apply now Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“There’s no strong need for eCommerce in Sub-Saharan Africa” — Gloo founder, Olumide Olusanya

Gloo Founder, Olumide Olusanya claims that there's no strong need for eCommerce in the Sub Saharan African region. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian online grocery startup, Gloo is shutting down ecommerce operations

Nigeria's pioneering online grocery startups Gloo just announced they will be shutting down ecommerce operations in February.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Aminata Fatmata Kandeh, a young lady using technology to standardise fish farming in Sierra Leone

After observing a scourge caused by malnutrition, especially amongst children, in her country Sierra Leone, Aminata Fatmata Kandeh took it upon herself to make a change. The result was the founding of her startup, Agro Fish Farm. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Alibaba Group partners Rwandan government to train officials

The Alibaba Group partnered with the Rwandan government to train 12 of its officials in a ‘New Economy Workshop'. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

VIDEO: Man slays wife, four kids in Benin city Nigeria

Man slays wife, four kids in Benin City Nigeria [...]

January 14, 2019 Incidents

Presidency cautions Ortom against attacks on Buhari

The Presidency yesterday urged Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom to stop basing his campaign for re-election on falsehoods concerning President Muhammadu Buhari and focus on critical issues confronting the state. Specifically, the presidency in a statement noted that Ortom’s campaign [...]

January 14, 2019 Government and politics

South African transportation data startup, WhereIsMyTransport raises $1.85m to expand globally

South African public transport data and technology startup, WhereIsMyTransport recently secured $ 1.85m in a Series A funding led by Liil Ventures and supported by long-time Paga investor, Goodwell Investments. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s maritime sector now attractive to investors, says FG

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has disclosed that the Federal Government has repositioned the Nigerian maritime industry for the country’s economic growth. He said such development had also made the sector attractive to local and [...]

January 14, 2019 Business

No budgetary provision for 3,050MW Mambila project –Fashola

There is no budgetary provision for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambila hydropower project, the Federal Government declared on Sunday. The government said the claims that the loan negotiations for the project had stalled since 2017 because of an [...]

January 14, 2019 Power

Agbakoba, others promise new Nigeria as Peoples Trust starts campaign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Trust, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN); the party’s presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, and other leaders of the party on Saturday promised to restore Nigeria’s lost glory. They spoke at the commencement of the party’s presidential campaign [...]

January 14, 2019 Government and politics
Thugs attack Saraki family quarter, injure 11

Thugs attack Saraki family quarter, injure 11

Hoodlums have invaded the Agbaji area of Ilorin, where the family residence of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, is located. No fewer than 11 people were reportedly injured when the hoodlums invaded the area and damaged 50 [...]

January 14, 2019 Government and politics

I’m also hungry, Amaechi tells Nigerians at campaign rally

The Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, has told Nigerians complaining about hunger in the land that he himself is hungry. He said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party caused the hunger in the land by stealing money [...]

January 14, 2019 Government and politics
Why Buhari will lose re-election bid – Ex-Gov Aliyu

Why Buhari will lose re-election bid – Ex-Gov Aliyu

A former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the 2019 presidential election. He said critical stakeholders who contributed to the President’s electoral victory in 2015 had all deserted the ruling party. Aliyu said this [...]

January 14, 2019 Government and politics