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Monthly Archives: September 2019

African eCommerce could generate over $500 billion annually by 2030 — Mastercard Foundation

Mastercard Foundation in a recent report reveals that there’s a great potential for the African eCommerce space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt raises $5.5 million in Series A round

Nearly 4 years after launch and a period of bootstrapping to profitability, Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt raises $ 5.5 million in Series A round. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The customer service problem of online taxi hailing services in Nigeria

Passengers have steadily had problems with drivers on popular online taxi hailing services, Uber and Taxify. Here are a few reasons why Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Atiku

ATIKU ISN’T THE LOSER…

The losers of this election is/are certainly not Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party but the many actors who turned a mere political contest to a religious war, to a family feud and regional warfare. On [...]

February 28, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari's victory

Youths celebrating Buhari’s victory attack policemen in Lagos

Buhari’s Victory: There was panic in the Okokomaiko area of Lagos, on Wednesday, as some youths, who were celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, attacked and wounded some policemen. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the youth from the Alaba Rago area, blocked [...]

February 28, 2019 Government and politics
APC

APC asks Buhari to send soldiers to Ogun for election

The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to send soldiers to the state during the March 9 governorship election. This, it said, was to avert the alleged plot to attack [...]

February 28, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

I’ve never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he would reclaim his ‘stolen’ mandate. Speaking during a world press conference in Abuja, he said the result of the election [...]

February 28, 2019 General

More companies target South Africa for 5G roll-out in Africa

Companies keep positioning South Africa as the first country on the continent that will have 5G connectivity. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
oby-ezekwesili

Ezekwesili garners 7,223 votes despite withdrawing ambition

Ezekwesili: The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of Saturday’s presidential election. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, while announcing the results early on Wednesday in Abuja said Buhari of the All Progressives Congress polled 15,191,847 votes [...]

February 27, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari

UPDATED: Buhari wins second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid as he polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential poll conducted on February 23. Atiku polled 11,262,978 to lose the [...]

February 27, 2019 Government and politics

Sub-Saharan Africa has 48.8% of the total active mobile money accounts in the world

A recent report by the GSMA reiterates the importance of mobile in the Sub-Saharan African region, especially with respect to mobile money. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet the Gokada team, creators of the “superheroes of Lagos traffic”

You see Gokada bikes almost everywhere in Lagos traffic but what do you know about the team that makes it happen? Find out Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook is partnering MainOne to bring broadband internet to Ogun and Edo States in Nigeria

Facebook is partnering MainOne to bring broadband internet to Edo and Ogun States in Nigeria.   Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Buhari vs Atiku

Some are cut out for the suffering and do not care about it – Chief JCI Some are cut out for the suffering and do not care about it. The North never told us they do not like suffering and [...]

February 26, 2019 General

In spite of regulatory obstacles, crowdfunding is fast becoming a viable source of capital for Nigerian startups

Figures from the 2018 Nigerian Startup Funding Report show that crowdfunding is here to stay irrespective of regulators’ stand on it. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
2019 Presidential Election Results

Live Updates: 2019 Presidential Election Results

PDP wins two senate seats in Edo The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo South, Matthew Urhoghide, has been declared the winner of Saturday’s election. Urhoghide, who is the incumbent Senator representing the district, scored 135,588 votes [...]

February 26, 2019 Government and politics
Election Results: Buhari wins seven states, Atiku four, PDP rejects results

Buhari wins seven states, Atiku four, PDP rejects election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday started the announcement of Saturday’s presidential election results. As of the time of filing this report, INEC had announced the result in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The states are Ondo, [...]

February 26, 2019 Government and politics

Facebook Express Wi-Fi is coming to South Africa

Facebook Express Wi-Fi is coming to South Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Customers using prepaid meters in Nigeria increase by 200,000

According to the NBS, customers using prepaid meters in Nigeria increased by 200,000 in Q4 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria Decides LIVE: INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu gives update about election day|#nigeriadecides2019

Elections Results Update by Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission… [...]

February 25, 2019 General, Government and politics
presidential elections

Just In: Buhari gets more votes than Atiku in Osun

President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential elections has won in Osun. Professor Toyin Ogundipe, the state collation Officer announced at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo at about 12:25am on Monday, February 25, [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Breaking: INEC declares Atiku winner in 11 of 18 LGAs in Ondo state

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has won the presidential election in Ondo state.The state is currently governed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Nigeria’s ruling APC. In the final results announced on Monday, February 25, Atiku of the PDP scored 275,901 votes to [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
14 die, eight injured at APC rally in Rivers

APC wins Kaltungo/Shongom Rep in Gombe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, February 25, declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Karu Elisha, as the winner of Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe state. Announcing the results, the returning officer, Professor Sale [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari

Just In: President Buhari wins in Osun state

President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential elections has won in Osun. Professor Toyin Ogundipe, the State Collation Officer announced at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo at about 12:25am on Monday that Buhari [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
Khadija Ibrahim

Khadija Ibrahim wins APC House of Representatives seat in Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the immediate past minister of foreign affairs (state), Khadija Ibrahim, as the winner for Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). Professor Maimuna Waziri of Federal University Gashua, [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Presidential election results: As anxiety continues around Nigeria over the outcome of the presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, February 23, the electoral umpire is fully prepared for the results. The chairman of INEC, [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye wins Kogi West Senatorial seat

Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, has been declared winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election held on Feb. 23. The Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Bala announced in the early hours of Monday in Lokoja that Melaye polled [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku defeats Buhari in 7 of 11 LGAs in Benue

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has taken an early lead in the Saturday’s presidential poll results in 7 of 11 Local Government Areas of Benue already announced. The News Agency of Nigeria reports on Monday [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria's Election Results

Here’s What to Watch as Nigeria’s Election Results Come in

Nigeria’s Election Results: Nigerian officials are preparing to announce which of the two main candidates, the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari or Atiku Abubakar, won Saturday’s presidential election. The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, will declare results for [...]

February 25, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria Election

Nigeria Election: Beware of social media polls result, INEC warns

Nigeria Election: The Independent National Electoral Commission has advised the public to be wary of election “results’’ circulating on social media. In a message on its verified Twitter handle, @inecnigeria, on Sunday afternoon, the Commission said it was the only [...]

February 24, 2019 Government and politics