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Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

It seems Nigerian payments startup, Kudi has raised $5.8m in a Series A round

According to a U.S. SEC filing, Kudi, a pioneering conversational online payments startup, has raised $ 5.8m in a funding round led by the Partech Africa Fund. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Messy Messy Messy Group

This week on social media. the story behind the rift between MMMG founders Ubi Franklin and Iyanya, Congolese singer Koffi Olomide gets prison sentence for rape and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
water

Over 3.6m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation services —UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund has said over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria. UNICEF’s  Representative in the country, Mr Mohamed Fall, made this known on Friday in a statement to commemorate [...]

March 22, 2019 Health issues

Nigerian deep tech startup, RxAll is looking to squash the $30 billion global fake drug industry

This Nigerian deep tech solution is looking to eliminate the global fake drugs scourge Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Osun election tribunal delivers judgment on PDP’s petition

BREAKING: Osun election tribunal delivers judgment on PDP’s petition

The Osun State Governorship Election Pet‎ition Tribunal sitting in Abuja is now delivering judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the September 2018 election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to challenge the declaration of the [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics

There’s a new motorcycle-on-demand startup in Lagos looking to give Gokada, MAX a run for their money

You may have noticed some motorcycles with distinctive blue branding, operating along major routes in Lagos. The company, EasyMobility is appearing to give established players, Gokada and MAX a ride for their money. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Ekiti

Ekiti begins work on N8.9bn boundary road

The Ekiti State Government has begun work on the construction of Ado-Osun State boundary road valued at N8.9bn. Governor Kayode Fayemi began the construction work on Thursday by formally handing over the first phase, the new Ado – Iyin Road [...]

March 22, 2019 Key sectors
Bauchi results

Bauchi results: Court delivers judgment Monday

Bauchi results: The Federal High Court in Abuja said on Thursday that it would on Monday (March 25) deliver judgment on the controversy surrounding the results of the March 9 governorship election in Bauchi State. The judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
apc

INEC insists no certificates for Okorocha, others declared under duress

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday insisted that it would not reward bad conduct by presenting certificates of return to candidates who its officials declared winners under duress.  The commission, however said it could issue the certificates based on [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
Why Nigerians voted with their feet

Why Nigerians voted with their feet

It is trite that voters will turn out in large numbers to vote in an election if the following factors suffice: the voting process is simple and understandable; the voting area (polling unit/voting point) is accessible; they trust their votes [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing

The United States has said it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote -buying, interference by security forces and violence in some locations during Nigeria’s 2019 elections. But the Independent National Electoral Commission in [...]

March 22, 2019 Government and politics

FarmCrowdy raises additional $1million seed investment

FarmCrowdy newly secures additional seed investment of $ 1 million from international investors Cox Enterprises and Techstars, along with local investor Ajayi Solutions Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps