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Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

You can now unsend a Facebook message up to 10 minutes after sending it

Facebook Messenger globally rolls out “Remove for everyone” to help you easily retract typos, embarrassing thoughts or any other messages. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
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Two arrested with N300,000 fake currency in Kebbi

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Kebbi State Command, has apprehended two suspects with N500 and N1000 fake currency notes totalling N300,000. The suspects, Abubakar Shagari from Sokoto State and Shehu Atiku Barama from Gwandu Local Government of Kebbi [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics

Nigeria will soon begin printing its international passports locally

Thanks to the recent MoU signed by the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company and IRIS Smart Technology. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
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Buhari has plans for additional state in South East, Obiano tells Ndigbo

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari government has “strong plans” for the creation of an additional state in the South-East. Obiano stated this when the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos branch, paid him a visit at the [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
Foreigners planning to intervene in election will leave Nigeria in body bags —El-Rufai

Foreigners planning to intervene in election will leave Nigeria in body bags —El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says foreign powers planning to interfere in next week’s elections will “leave Nigeria in body bags.” El-Rufai said this in a live interview on NTA on Tuesday. The governor was responding to questions on [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
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Election: El-Rufai, PDP gov candidate, others sign peace accord

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Isa Ashiru and other governorship candidates in the state signed a peace accord on Tuesday. This was [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
Minister inaugurates beauty pageant for ‘curvy women’ to lure tourists

Minister inaugurates beauty pageant for ‘curvy women’ to lure tourists

Minister of State for Tourism in Uganda, Mr Godfrey Kiwanda, has inaugurated a beauty pageant for “curvy women” in a bid to boost the tourism earnings of the country. Kiwanda unveiled the pageant, titled, ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ on Tuesday. While [...]

February 6, 2019 entertainment
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Drama as Ambode presents N852.316bn budget

There was a mild drama at the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode finally presented the 2019 budget to the Assembly. The event, which was scheduled to start at 9am, did not begin until some [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics
309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM, says UNICEF

309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM, says UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund says over 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation in 2018. The UNICEF Country representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja to commemorate [...]

February 6, 2019 Ethno-linguistic groups
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PDP coming to put smiles on faces of Nigerians, says Peter Obi

Mr Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party has said that his party will bring back smiles to the faces of Nigerians when it wins the February 16 presidential election. Obi said this while addressing newsmen before embarking [...]

February 6, 2019 Government and politics

Why Nigeria’s internet shutdown scare is not far-fetched

Amidst the rumours, the Nigerian government has promised not to shutdown internet during the February 16 general elections. Are they to be believed? Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps