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Daily Archives: May 18, 2019

Nigerian online grocery startup, Gloo.ng finally announces Gloopro; a pivot to e-procurement

Gloo.ng has finally announced a pivot from its former e-commerce business to e-procurement.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why would a founder agree to take ₦200k for 40% equity in their startup?

Surprisingly, some behind-closed-doors ‘angel investments’ are typically not too far off from this. We asked a few startup founders, at different stages of investment, if they would be willing to give away 40% of the company in return for ₦200k [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Buhari Approves Appointment Of Liman Ibrahim, New Federal Fire Service Boss

Weeks without the President’s assent, Paradigm Initiative intensifies campaign for Digital Rights Bill

Paradigm Initiative is intensifying the campaign for the signing of the Digital Rights bill by starting a social media campaign about the bill. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Army Rescues Kidnap Victims In Imo, Arrests Ballot Box Snatchers And Impostors

During the periods of the 2019 General elections, Nigerian Army (NA) supported the Civil Police to ensure a secure and peaceful conduct of the elections across the nation. Despite pockets of crisis witnessed in few states, the election was conducted [...]

March 12, 2019 Military
Lagos denies hiking price for road worthiness certificate

Lagos denies hiking price for road worthiness certificate

The Directorate of the Lagos Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) has debunked claims that it had increased the price for the issuance of Road Worthiness Certificate. In a statement yesterday, Director of the VIS, Abdul-Hafeez Toriola, an engineer, described the rumour [...]

March 12, 2019 Environmental issues
18 rescued, four still missing in election day boat mishap in Delta

18 rescued, four still missing in election day boat mishap in Delta

More details are emerging from the boat mishap on the evening of Saturday, March 9 near Ebrohimi in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, in which 22 persons were involved. Giving an update on the incident yesterday, the [...]

March 12, 2019 Incidents
Nigerian Army

Rivers: Our role was to ensure peace, assist police, says Nigerian Army

The Nigeria Army, on Monday, claimed that its “only interest and role in the general elections” in Rivers State and nationwide was to assist the civil authorities and the police to have a peaceful conduct of the elections. The acting [...]

March 12, 2019 Military
2019 elections.

2019 elections: We noticed vote-buying, violence, militarisation, say foreign observers

A joint international observation mission by the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute has said it discovered various electoral malpractices and crimes in the 2019 elections. The IRI/NDI electoral observers particularly identified vote-buying and electoral violence as some [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian dies aboard Delta Airlines flight

Nigerian dies aboard Delta Airlines flight

A yet to be identified Nigerian on Monday died aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, United States, to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The passenger was said to have died about three hours before scheduled landing time, and [...]

March 12, 2019 Transportation
Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers polls — EU observers

Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers polls — EU observers

The European Union Observation Mission to Nigeria says soldiers barred them from monitoring elections in Rivers State. The observers made the allegation in their preliminary report in Abuja on Monday. Addressing journalists, the Chief Observer, Maria Arena, noted that they came to [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics
Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Losses from Boeing  737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines which crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday has been speculated to be in the region of $50m to $60m, according to a report by reinsurancene.ws. The airline, which was [...]

March 12, 2019 Transportation

NCC allegedly tags Google free Wi-Fi as ‘illegal’, in a move that could be intended to protect local telcos

Following rumours that the NCC has accused Google of evading regulatory oversight of its free Wi-Fi service in Nigeria, it appears that the regulatory body is making efforts to protect local telecom companies. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ishaku

BREAKING: INEC declares PDP’s Ishaku winner of Taraba governorship election

The incumbent Governor of Taraba State and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Darius Ishaku, has been declared winner of the last Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Ishaku polled a total of 520,432 voted to beat his [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics
APC

South-South APC rejects poll results, accuses INEC of conspiracy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-South region has rejected the results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly for Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta states. The APC Vice-Chairman (South South), Ntufam Eta, in a statement on [...]

March 12, 2019 Government and politics