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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Atiku

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

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

MultiChoice to start trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in February

Subject to its proposed unbundling from internet and entertainment giant Naspers, MultiChoice is expected to start trading on the JSE from February. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
INEC

INEC, NURTW, FRSC sign MoU on transportation of election materials in Nasarawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission and National Union of Road Transport Workers have signed Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of vehicles for the transportation of election materials in Nasarawa State. Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Uthman Ajidagba, disclosed [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics
Obasanjo, Buhari in friendly mood at Council of State meeting

BREAKING: Obasanjo, Buhari in friendly mood at Council of State meeting

A meeting of the Council of State has opened at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who, only on Sunday, heavily criticised the Buhari administration’s policies and alleged plans to rig the [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics

9mobile has a new Chief Financial Officer

9mobile has announced the appointment of Mr Phillips Oki as its new Chief Financial Officer. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How HelpMum is working to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria

Nigeria and India accounted for over one-third of all maternal deaths worldwide in 2015. Here is how HelpMum is working to improve the situation using low-cost innovations and the power of mobile technology Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Court rules against Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean’s High Court has ruled that the Internet shutdown in the country was illegal. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Obasanjo

Buhari Is Sick In The Spirit, Body And Soul – Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo who reacted to a statement about him being ‘sick’ by Buhari, slammed the Nigerian President again who according to him is sick in the spirit, body and soul. Obasanjo who stated that Buhari needs to rest and allow [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics

Probe Obasanjo Now, Oshiomole Urges Buhari

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has again called on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the alleged misdeeds during his tenure. He said Nigerians should hold the former president responsible for [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics
Shagari

Youths will be heads of Ministries, Parastatals if i re-elected – Buhari

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Prastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected. Mr Nwoye stated this on Monday in Abuja at a news conference [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku Cries In Jigawa As Mammoth Crowd Chants His Name

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, broke down in tears in Jigawa. Atiku weeped as a mammoth crowd chanted his name during the PDP presidential rally in Jalingo. The All Progressives Congress, APC, state government allegedly denied [...]

January 22, 2019 Government and politics

These are the companies backing Techpoint Build West Africa 2019

We are grateful for the dedication and generosity of our family of sponsors, some of whom have been with us since the first edition, last year. This is more than just a listing of brands – this is a community [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Elisabeth Moreno is the new VP, Managing Director for HP Africa

Elisabeth Moreno has been appointed as the new Vice President and Managing Director for HP Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

You can now only forward a message to 5 individuals or groups on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has rolled out a global cap on message forwarding it first introduced in India after the spread of rumors led to killings and lynching attempts. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Advocacy groups head to court over Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe

Advocacy groups have dragged the Zimbabwean government to court over blocking access to social media. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Egypt’s second largest city just concluded a 3-month pilot of using electric buses for public transport

For three months, Alexandria’s electric buses went through an experiemental phase that was just recently concluded. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s unstructured credit system may be the biggest bane to its financial inclusion efforts

It is hardly news that securing loans from Nigerian banks can be a herculean task but can one really blame the banks? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Senegalese startup, OniriQ is building IoT devices in a way you’ve never seen before

Read how OniriQ is using innovative ‘solar and digital home systems’ to create employment and reduce the carbon footprint in Senegal Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

LASTMA, driver accuse Fayose over damage to bus in accident

A LASTMA bus driver, Taiye Adams, and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority have accused a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, of refusing to repair a vehicle and a motorcycle he allegedly crushed in an accident on the [...]

January 21, 2019 Incidents
Grandfather of corruption Obasanjo needs doctor, says Presidency

Grandfather of corruption Obasanjo needs doctor, says Presidency

The Nigerian government Sunday said the verbal attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress by the country’s former leader Olusegun Obasanjo was a sign of “corruption establishment” fighting back. A government spokesman said the “puerile attacks” [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari Full Texct

Full text of Presidency’s reply to former President Obasanjo

The sixteen-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari and released this afternoon is the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge. Our first message to [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

‘My government has performed creditably’

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that his administration has impacted positively on Nigerians. He promised to build on the momentum and do even more during his second term in office. Speaking at an event tagged “Testimonies of Change” yesterday in [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

An open letter to articulated Atiku

Dear Turaki, I congratulate you on your triumphal entry into the US after many years of blacklisting induced by plenty corruption allegations. I also wish you success in your fifth shot at the Presidency – having failed in 1993, 2007, [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics
Ezekwesili

Ezekwesili is best alternative to Buhari, Atiku, says Bakare

The Serving Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has described the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, as the best alternative to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

INEC: No possibility of election postponement

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC), Prof Mahmod Yakubu, says there is no possibility that the 2019 general elections will be postponed. Yakubu said this in an interview on Osasu Show posted on the show’s You Tube [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics
Tradermoni

Obasanjo chides Osinbajo, says Tradermoni, an absurdity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, faulted the Federal Government’s loan scheme, otherwise known as Tradermoni, describing it as a sinister move to buy votes of the people. Obasanjo stated this in his 16-page statement titled, “Points for concern and [...]

January 21, 2019 Government and politics