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Daily Archives: August 16, 2019

Microsoft opens African data centre

Microsoft is opening its first African data centres in South Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Your startup is a stepping stone in the Nigerian developer’s journey abroad

This is apparent in the frequent Twitter annoncement of Nigerian developers emigrating to Germany, Amsterdam or Canada Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Atiku unaware of GoFundME accounts

Hours after several crowdfunding accounts were set up for the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his spokesman, Paul Ibe has said he is unaware of the accounts. Popular activist, Segun Awosanya, tweeted what [...]

March 6, 2019 Government and politics

South African cryptocurrency trading platform, VALR raises $1.5 million

VALR, a South African startup that’s yet to launch, has raised the $ 1.5 million in a seed funding round that was led by Bittrex — a United State blockchain trading platform. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Igbo Landing

A Brief History Of The Igbo Landing

Ibo Landing: May 1803 will forever be remembered in black history as one that showed the courage of the black race in the face of subjection. During the transatlantic slave trade in Nigeria, the Igbo tribe were revered because they [...]

March 6, 2019 History

Uzbek ex-leader’s daughter sent to prison

The daughter of Uzbekistan’s late president Islam Karimov has been sent to prison for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Gulnara Karimova — once a high-profile diplomat and pop singer who had been tipped [...]

March 6, 2019 International

PDP tasks INEC on inconclusive polls in Ondo, members panic over attacks

The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against declaring elections in the state inconclusive. The party said the call became imperative in view of incessant attacks on its members [...]

March 6, 2019 Government and politics
Nairobi international airport

Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi international airport strike

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi international airport on Wednesday as riot police deployed and teargas was fired to disperse striking workers. With flights grounded since midnight, passengers were advised on Wednesday morning not to come to the Jomo [...]

March 6, 2019 Transportation

There’s nothing personal between Buhari and me —Obasanjo

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Michael Gbadebo, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop attacking President Muhammadu Buhari as he (Obasanjo) clocks 82. The monarch said he had never been comfortable whenever Obasanjo attacked Buhari, urging him to sheathe [...]

March 6, 2019 Government and politics
Peter Obi

Stop intimidating Lagos voters —Peter Obi

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 poll, Mr Peter Obi, has warned those trying to intimidate voters in some parts of the country to stop.  He expressed worry over alleged threat by some people [...]

March 6, 2019 Government and politics

Many injured as thugs attack PDP candidate in Ondo

Some youths suspected to be political thugs on Tuesday attacked the House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Idanre State Constituency of Ondo State, Mr Festus Akingbasote. The hoodlums were also alleged to have attacked and [...]

March 6, 2019 Incidents
petrol subsidy

Experts to Buhari: Remove petrol subsidy, cut interest rates

Foreign and local economic experts have said President Muhammadu Buhari should put at the top of his second-term agenda the removal of petrol subsidy as well as the reduction of interest rates in a bid to stimulate investments and economic [...]

March 6, 2019 Oil & Gas

As cryptocurrency-dealing startups continue to thrive, Nigerian regulatory authorities will have to play catch-up

Some of the activities of the Nigerian companies in the cryptocurrency space as reported in the Nigerian Startup Funding Report 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Atiku seeks tribunal’s order to inspect poll materials as PDP attacks INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of colluding with the All Progressives Congress to win the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. This, the PDP said, was done through the militarization of polls [...]

March 6, 2019 Government and politics