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Monthly Archives: October 2019

New evidence suggests Nigerian investors may have no strong legal case against Marek Zmyslowski

From all the evidence that Techpoint has been able to gather so far, it is difficult to classify Marek Zmyslowski’s possible outwitting of his Nigerian investors as ‘criminal’ . Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uganda: Social media tax draws its first blood

The social media tax introduced in Uganda last year is already having negative effects on Internet subscriptions in the country. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Atiku

Atiku alleges plans to postpone elections in three northern states

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reported plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to ‘use’ the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the forthcoming elections in Borno, Adamawa and Kaduna states. Mr Abubakar in [...]

February 20, 2019 Government and politics
Yomi Fabiyi

Yomi Fabiyi: Millions Raised For Baba Suwe’s Treatment

Fellow actor, Yomi Fabiyi in an update to the situation has revealed that millions have been raised for Baba Suwe’s treatment. According to Fabiyi, some other colleagues who have raised cash for Baba Suwe include actresses, Iyabo Ojo and Liz Anjorin. [...]

February 20, 2019 Sports
Maryam Awaisu

Maryam Awaisu released hours after arrest

#ArewaMetoo campaigner and writer Maryam Awaisu has been released hours after she was arrested by the men of Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in her office in Kaduna on Tuesday. Amnesty International confirmed her release. “Maryam Awaisu has been [...]

February 20, 2019 Military
dead voters

PDP alleges ‘dead voters’ will vote on Saturday

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has alleged that over 1,050,051 dead voters will vote during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. According to him,  the voter register contains the data of dead people. Secondus [...]

February 20, 2019 Government and politics
African Democratic Congress (ADC)

ADC tells APC, stop intimidating Nigerians with death threat

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has accused the All Progressives Congress of intimidating the opposition and Nigerians with a death threat. It stated that the ruling party must protect lives during the forthcoming general elections, and not take lives. The [...]

February 20, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria's population,

Nigeria’s population growing faster than economy – Report

The Nigerian economy is growing slower than the Nigeria’s population, the FSDH research has revealed. According to the research by the FSDH Merchant Bank on ‘Final judgment on performance of the Nigerian economy: Implications’, it said this was an indication [...]

February 20, 2019 Economy
Opposition Parties Blame FG, Others For Postponement Of Polls

Nigerians fought more ruthless dictators than Buhari – Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday asked Nigerians not to despair, saying they had fought leaders, who he described as more ruthless and more dictatorial than President Buhari, in the past. The former Vice-President [...]

February 20, 2019 Government and politics
Bird flu

Bird flu hits Plateau, kills 3,900 birds

An outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza, has hit Plateau State, killing at least 3,900 birds. The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Spak Shaset, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos, that [...]

February 20, 2019 Health issues
Atiku

Atiku was a principal player in the destruction of Nigeria –Ekiti APC chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in  Ekiti State, Paul Omotosho,  tells ABIODUN NEJO that the party is not responsible for the postponement of elections The PDP has said the postponement of  elections was a ploy by your party to [...]

February 20, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over his order to security agents to kill ballot box snatchers during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari, who is the Presidential candidate of the All [...]

February 20, 2019 Government and politics

Remittance into Nigeria increased by 14% to reach $25 billion in 2018 — PwC

Remittance into Nigeria in 2018 was valued at $ 25 billion, which is multiple of what came in to the country as foreign direct investment in the same period Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OyaPay shutdown: A sad case of family investment gone wrong

Fintech startup, OyaPay has shut down its operations. The founder shares what led to the demise and how they managed to move on to a happy ending. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria is seemingly playing catch up technologically with the rest of Africa

Recent activities in other African countries suggest that Nigeria may have to play catch up with respect to technology on the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ekiti State University

Ekiti varsity insists on school fees before exams

The management of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti,  has called on its students to resume for the second semester examinations, while insisting that its ‘no-school-fees-no examination’ policy is still in force. The EKSU Director of Information, Mr Olubunmi Ajibade, said [...]

February 19, 2019 Education
poll delay

Poll delay: Stock investors suffer N196bn losses amid sell-off

Investors in the nation’s stock market lost N196bn on Monday as equities listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange declined following poll delay. Financial experts and capital market operators had on Sunday predicted that the stock market would react negatively to [...]

February 19, 2019 Economy
Election postponement

Election postponement: PDP calls emergency NEC meeting

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has summoned an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the party over election postponement. The meeting, which holds in Abuja on Tuesday, is expected to be presided over by the National Chairman [...]

February 19, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria's elections

How postponement created doubts over Nigeria’s elections

There was something unsettling, destabilising and embarrassing about the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission that the long-awaited 2019 Nigeria’s elections were postponed by one week. The first reason was that the postponement came just a few hours to [...]

February 19, 2019 Government and politics
National Assembly

Outrage as Buhari says death awaits ballot box snatchers

Politicians, human rights activists, lawyers and prominent Nigerians on Monday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that death awaited ballot box snatchers during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari had early on Monday while speaking at a [...]

February 19, 2019 Government and politics

2018: Nigerian banking system did ₦80.4 trillion in inter-bank transfers

Figures from NIBSS shows that interbank transfers had the highest transaction value in the Nigerian banking system in 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Abia

Abia police arrest three INEC officials with 10,000 PVCs

POLICE operatives in Abia State have arrested three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission for allegedly being in possession of over 10,000 Permanent Voter Cards. It was gathered that one of the suspects, simply identified as Stella, was arrested [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
NAMA

NAMA: Airspace will remain open during rescheduled elections

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday said the airspace would remain open during the general elections. The agency said in line with the directive of the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, it had earlier ensured [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics

Techpoint will host the largest technology conference in Africa this June — Techpoint Inspired

At Techpoint Inspired 2019, we will explore tech talent development, the impact of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, etc. and how they can solve our societal problems as a continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
election postponement

Election Postponement: IPMAN directs members’ filling stations to reduce fuel price

Due to election postponement, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140. This was announced in a statement signed by the National President of [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

INEC retrieves already distributed sensitive materials across Nigeria

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation. The materials were distributed last week in preparation for the February 16 election. [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics

Marek Zmyslowski’s viral post indicts Nigeria of corruption, bribery and godfatherism. What else is to come?

Polish citizen and former Jovago (now Jumia Travels) MD, Marek Zmyslowski published a now viral post claiming he was placed on Interpol’s most wanted list, at the behest of an unnamed powerful Nigerian businessman. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Voters, Candidates

Voters, candidates stranded as airlines cancel flights

Many voters and candidates alike in the eastern and northern parts of the country were yesterday stranded as airlines cancelled flights over poor visibility occasioned by an intensive harmattan haze.The passengers who wanted to return to Lagos and Abuja after [...]

February 18, 2019 General
Ohanaeze

Quit if you lose, Ohanaeze youths advise Buhari

The apex socio-cultural youth body in Igbo land, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over peacefully to whoever emerges winner of the forthcoming presidential polls rescheduled for February 23, 2019, that is if he [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
CAN

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics