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Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

Jumia, Africa’s first Internet startup to file for listing on the NYSE, might not be truly African

There are questions around the African identity of Jumia Technologies AG, widely considered as the first African internet startup to file for IPO in the New York Stock Exchange. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Paylater’s parent company, OneFi acquires Amplify for ‘undisclosed fee’

Pictured above (L-R): Chijioke Dozie, OneFi Founder and CEO; Maxwell Obi, Amplify co-founder and CTO. One Finance and Investment Limited (OneFi), the company behind consumer lending app, Paylater recently announced its acquisition of Amplified Payments Limited for an ‘undisclosed fee'. The announcement [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Joe Ajaero slams INEC over conduct of 2019 general elections

Joe Ajaero slams INEC over conduct of 2019 general elections

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of 2019 general elections saying it aborted the will of majority of Nigerians. The Guardian reports that ULC complained that the commission went against the [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics

Google announces third cohort of Launchpad Accelerator Africa

After 2 successful cohorts, Google has announced 12 startups for its third Launchpad Accelerator programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Atiku releases his own state by state result of presidential election

Atiku releases his own state by state result of presidential election (Full Report)

Atiku Abubakar has released what he claims to be the authentic presidential election result gotten from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server. In his petition, Atiku claimed he won the presidential election to defeat President Muhammadu [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Court dismisses lawsuit demanding prosecution of Sen. Abaribe, Fani-Kayode

Court dismisses lawsuit demanding prosecution of Sen. Abaribe, Fani-Kayode

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has struck out a case seeking to ensure the prosecution of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over the disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Vanguard reports [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
AAC

APC’s victory is a loss for the country – Saraki

Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has described the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election as a loss to the nation saying it will be short-lived. Premium Times reports that Saraki spoke on Wednesday, March 20, at [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Okorocha

Imo workers reject Okorocha’s electronic payment

Trouble seems to be looming between Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over move by the state government to conduct a biometric verification of workers in the state. The state government [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology
Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

The Edo State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the rescue of Enogie Godwin Aigbe, the abducted Monarch of Ukhiri Community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the State. DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Fashola

Bad roads not cause of accidents on highways –Fashola

Injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by road users, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. According to him, road accidents are largely due to [...]

March 21, 2019 Transportation
LCDAs

Group condemns Akeredolu’s plan to create LCDAs in Ondo

A group has rejected the proposal by Ondo State Government to create local council development authorities, saying the governor should conduct a local government election instead of creating LCDAs. The state governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday announced the creation [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Princewill

Princewill asks INEC to cancel Rivers gov poll, apologise

The Director, Strategic Communications of Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation, Tonye Princewill, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the governorship election in Rivers State and start the process afresh. In the alternative, he said pending the resolution [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku meets southern, M’Belt leaders, says justice’ll be done

Wednesday met behind closed doors with leaders of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum in Abuja.  The meeting, which was held at the residence of a former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, also had the leaders of Afenifere [...]

March 21, 2019 Government and politics

GIGM has a new tech-based solution for investors in Nigeria’s transport sector

GIGM has a new tech-based solution for investors in the transport industry. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NITDA is on a mission to safeguard the data privacy rights of Nigerians

Efforts by the Nigerian government towards promoting data privacy in the country through the introduction of a data protection regulation. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps