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Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Lagos-Abeokuta rail line to be tested in early February

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has revealed plans to test run the Lagos-Abeokuta rail line early next month. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
minimum wage

Minimum wage not enough to live on —NLC president

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has lamented that minimum wage can barely provide basic necessities of life for workers in many parts of the world, noting that one per cent of the world population now controls half [...]

January 23, 2019 Employment, General

Buhari Campaign Train Hits Enugu

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the South-East has a better deal in the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in Feb. 16 presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari will be in Enugu on Thursday, January 24 [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics

Cocaine found in Chris Brown’s hotel room ‘was not his’ —Lawyer

French police probing rape claims against American R&B star Chris Brown found cocaine and cannabis in his Paris hotel suite, his lawyer said Wednesday while denying that the cocaine belonged to the singer. Brown’s French lawyer, Raphael Chiche, confirmed that [...]

January 23, 2019 entertainment

Atiku twice better than Buhari, Obasanjo insists

Atiku: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again lampooned President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the President has shown absolute incompetence, just as he condones evil and corruption under his government. He said this yesterday in an interview with BBC Pidgin English programme, [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics
Muhammadu Buhari

I will not compromise in safeguarding people’s trust, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged not to compromise in providing good leadership that would guarantee a better life for all Nigerians. Buhari made the pledge when he led All Progressives Congress presidential campaign team on a courtesy visit to the [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics

Facebook partners Nigerian hubs to promote entrepreneurship

Facebook says it is unveiling a new incubation programme, in partnership with its Nigerian satellite hubs to help local start-ups and upcoming entrepreneurs realise their business goals. Facebook Developer Programme Manager Kendra Nnachi said in a statement on Wednesday in [...]

January 23, 2019 Telecomms

Whatsapp reportedly crashes worldwide except in Nigeria

WhatsApp users in the country on Wednesday rejoiced that the messaging app did not crash on Tuesday contrary to what was experienced in some parts of the world. It would be recalled that several users worldwide, both on Android and [...]

January 23, 2019 Telecomms

Saraki: Atiku didn’t travel to US as my aide

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, did not travel to the United States as an aide to the Senate President. The All Progressives Congress had said Atiku was finally allowed to [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics

Atiku: more interested in hounding CJN, others than boosting FDI

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, , has alleged that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was more interested in hounding perceived enemies rather than boosting the depleting Foreign Direct Investment coming into the country. He made [...]

January 23, 2019 Government and politics

Andela raises $100m in Series D round led by former US VP’s investment firm

The funding round is led by Generation Investment Management, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s investment firm. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

APGA rallies support for Gbor, Ararume

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has called on the electorate to vote massively for its presidential candidate Gen. John Gbor and Chief Ifeanyi Ararume, its gubernatorial candidate in Imo state. Dr Victor Oye, National Chairman of the party made the [...]

January 23, 2019 Environmental issues

One solar water pump at a time, Spunvertek is solving the water challenges in rural Nigeria

Utilising proprietary solar water pump inverters, Spunvertek provides surface water alternative for irrigation farming, public and community water supply, as well livestock water needs. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Zimbabwe now has internet, but how long will this African scourge last?

Internet has been restored to Zimbabwe after a shutdown fiasco, but what about other African countries where internet is still down? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps