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Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Apply now for a shot at $50,000 in equity investment from MEST Africa Challenge 2019

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for the 2019 edition of its MEST Africa Challenge, where the top startup will win $ 50,000 in equity investment Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook wants to invest $300 million in local news globally

Facebook is launching a $ 300 million investment in news programs, partnerships and content over the next 3 years to support local news globally Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Microtraction will continue to thrive” – Yele Bademosi

Following a move to Binance as director of Binance Labs, Yele Bademosi tells Techpoint that Microtraction is still on track Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ghanaian-based health logistics startup, mPharma just closed a $9.7m Series B round

mPharma, a Ghanaian-based startup that streamlines last-mile delivery of prescription drugs in under-served markets, recently raised $ 9.7m in Series B funding. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian start-ups can apply to join the UK’s Go Global 2019 programme

Nigerian start-ups using technology to solve local issues, can apply to participate in the United Kingdom’s Go Global 2019 programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How WellNewMe is working to reduce the incidence of premature deaths in Nigeria

WellNewMe is attempting to reduce the incidence of premature death in Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles to play Saudi Arabia in Jeddah next week

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday disclosed that the U-20 national team (Flying Eagles) would fly to Jeddah this weekend for an international friendly game against Saudi Arabia next week. The match, it said, is designed to toughen the team [...]

January 16, 2019 Sports

The sad reality of a venture-backed African startup

iROKOtv founder Jason Njoku recently tweeted about his experience with running a venture-backed startup. His experience begs the question of whether African startups should keep chasing venture funding or not. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Minimum wage: FG to send proposal to NEC Thursday

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which [...]

January 16, 2019 Employment

Dismissed policeman caught stealing motorcycles in Lagos

Luck ran out on a dismissed policeman, Usman Zubairu, when he was apprehended for allegedly stealing motorcycles from unsuspecting riders in Lagos. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the man, who was dismissed from service in 2014, operated under the guise [...]

January 16, 2019 Crime

Abba Moro says APC promised change but brought pains

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Benue South, Abba Moro, on Tuesday criticised the ruling All Progressives Congress, saying that the party promised Nigerians change but ended up bringing pains and hardship to the people. Moro stated this during [...]

January 16, 2019 Government and politics

Oil prices to hover around $65-70 through 2023, says survey

Oil prices are expected to oscillate close to current levels well into the next decade, averaging around $65-70 per barrel through 2023, according to an annual survey of energy professionals conducted by Reuters. Despite the recent slump in oil prices, [...]

January 16, 2019 Oil & Gas

Umahi flays Operation Python Dance III critics, donates 134 vehicles for security

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi yesterday said those criticising Operation Python Dance III in the South East are against Nigeria’s progress, stressing that the nation must move forward. The state government also donated over 134 security vans and Toyota Sienna [...]

January 16, 2019 Military

CBN To Compensate 500,000 Rice Farmers Affected By Flood

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved compensation for over 550,000, rice farmers affected by the 2018 flood disaster. RIFAN national president, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, on Tuesday in Abuja told News [...]

January 16, 2019 Economy

Buhari, Osinbajo, others remember fallen heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari led Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly and the judiciary to lay wreaths at the National Memorial Arcade in Abuja yesterday. The event, which marked the climax of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance [...]

January 16, 2019 General

Police prevent man from jumping into Lagos lagoon

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, stopped a yet-to-be-identified man from jumping into the lagoon. It was learnt that the man pretended to be picking something from the floor of the Third Mainland Bridge while he was [...]

January 16, 2019 Incidents
Oby Ezekwesili

APC, PDP lack capacity to rescue Nigeria – Ezekwesili

The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has declared that the party is the only party that believes in the restructuring of the country. She alleged that both the ruling All Progressives Congress and [...]

January 16, 2019 Government and politics