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Daily Archives: August 19, 2019

Why Terragon Group CEO, Elo Umeh waited 8 years before raising funding for his startup

Elo Umeh is the CEO and founder of Terragon Group, an enterprise software company with a range of data and marketing technology products that focus on the African market. He shares his entrepreneurial journey and philosophy with Techpoint Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startups can get up to $100,000 in the Baobab Network’s 2019 Accelerator

Nigerian startups can apply to the Baobab Network’s 2019 Accelerator Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Yele Bademosi of Microtraction goes to Binance

Yele Bademosi, founder of Microtraction, is joining Binance as director of Binance Labs Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Bharti Airtel set to acquire Telkom Kenya

India’s Bharti Airtel is set to acquire Telkom Kenya ahead of its impending IPO Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
INEC

INEC uncovers new methods of vote-buying

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said it had discovered new methods to be used by some politicians to buy votes in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking at an interactive session with traditional rulers in Osun State, the INEC [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics

Guests jump from window to escape death as fire guts hotel on airport road

Property worth millions of naira was yesterday destroyed by fire at the bar section, reception and some rooms of the Excel Oriental Hotel on Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State. The fire, which started at about 4:30p.m. was said to have [...]

January 15, 2019 General

NDLEA urges court to dismiss Kashamu’s suit to enforce right against extradition

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop security agencies from extraditing him to the United State of [...]

January 15, 2019 Military
Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday. The attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) northeast of [...]

January 15, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Starting from Ghana, Codetrain is taking on Africa’s developer shortage problem square-on

As a business, Codetrain is addressing the needs of two sets of markets; the young people interested in launching a career in coding, on one hand, the startups and tech companies looking for developer talent on the other Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s democracy under threat – Jerry Gana

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Prof Jerry Gana, on Monday raised the alarm that the nation’s democracy  was  under threat. Gana, a former Minister of Information, spoke at a press conference in Abuja. He said, “Nigeria is [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics
Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Gencos threaten to shut down power plants

Electricity generation companies in the country have said they will be forced to shut down their power plants if the challenges facing them are not addressed. The Association of Power Generation Companies, the umbrella body for the Gencos, said on [...]

January 15, 2019 Power

Alleged falsehood: Melaye’s absence stalls trial

The absence of Dino Melaye in court on Monday stalled his trial before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Abuja Federal High Court. Melaye, the senator representing Kogi-West in the National Assembly, is facing a two-count charge bordering on giving false [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics
Two kinds of Buhari’s supporters

L-O-O-K! Two kinds of Buhari’s supporters

There are two kinds of supporters that worked for the 2015 electoral victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. The first group is made up of those who supported the presidential bid of Buhari in 2015 because they genuinely wanted a better [...]

January 15, 2019 Government and politics