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Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

Bants about Ants: How the ‘Ant Wey’ trendsetter enchanted Nigerian and Ghanaian Twitter

Over the past 48 hours, the “Ant Wey” trend has taken Nigerian and Ghanaian Twitter by storm. To find out how it all started, Techpoint chatted with Amen-Omoregie Osamudiamen, the personality behind the trend. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why ex-Konga boss, Sim Shagaya is now venturing into education with ed-tech startup, uLesson

After a seemingly extended break from entrepreneurship, ex-Konga CEO Sim Shagaya returns to the Internet startup space with an ed-tech solution called uLesson. He shares his vision for the company with Techpoint Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Bala Muhammed, the winner

Jubilation in Bauchi as PDP’s Bala Mohammed Emerges Governor-elect

There was wild jubilation by residents of Bauchi on Monday night as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Bala Muhammed, the winner of the gubernatorial race in the state [...]

March 26, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Airlines Lose Lucrative West Coast Routes

Nigerian Airlines Lose Lucrative West Coast Routes

Nigerian airlines are losing lucrative West and Central African markets, which used to sustain them in the past as a result of the creation of open sky policy that allows other airlines free entry and free exit in 23 African [...]

March 26, 2019 Transportation
A young lady has gone missing after travelling to Abeokuta to meet a guy she met online.

Lady goes missing after traveling to Abeokuta to meet Ayo, online friend

A young lady has gone missing after travelling to Abeokuta to meet a guy she met online. The man she claims she was going to visit has denied knowledge of her or her whereabouts. The lady, named Debby, told her [...]

March 26, 2019 Crime
BMO

Even Your Family Rejected You–bmo Mocks Atiku For Going To Court

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said Abubakar Atiku’s suit challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari would fail because it lacks merit. The group said this in a statement signed by its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, [...]

March 26, 2019 Government and politics
National Assembly

Buhari Moves To Prevent National Assembly Hijack

All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders yesterday moved to prevent the “hijack” of the new National Assembly leadership. They met with would-be lawmakers. President Muhammadu Buhari dined with serving APC senators and senators-elect at the New Banquet Hall of the State [...]

March 26, 2019 Government and politics
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Health minister, experts decry rising cases of Tuberculosis in Nigeria

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, as well as local and international medical experts have expressed concern over rising cases of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, especially among the country’s productive workforce. Speaking in Abuja yesterday while launching a roadmap that [...]

March 26, 2019 Health issues
AAC

Confusion in Rivers AAC, APC as Yeeh defects to PDP

A cloud of uncertainty has befallen the African Action Congress (AAC) as its deputy gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Akpo Bomba Yeeh, resigned and aligned with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).This was as Governor Nyesom Wike and PDP National Chairman [...]

March 26, 2019 Government and politics
NAFDAC

We’ve sustained Akunyili’s legacy by wiping out fake drugs, says NAFDAC

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday said it has sustained the legacy of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili by working towards drug security in Nigeria. The director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, at a media briefing to [...]

March 26, 2019 Health issues

Review of the $22 MTN Smart T ‘smart’ feature phone

A quick review of the MTN Smart T ‘smart’ feature phone that retails for ₦8,000 ($ 22) and was released in Lagos recently. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
‘Next Level’

Buhari gets minimum wage panel report, promises prompt action

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received the report of the Bismarck Rewane-led Presidential Advisory Committee on New National Minimum Wage with a pledge to act promptly on the document.The panel was inaugurated on January 19, 2019 after organised labour and government [...]

March 26, 2019 Government and politics
Kaduna State High Court yesterday adjourned sitting in the murder case involving Shiites Leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife

El-Zakzaky, wife’s trial suffers setback as court adjourns case indefinitely

A Kaduna State High Court yesterday adjourned sitting in the murder case involving Shiites Leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Hajiya Zeenat indefinitely. El-Zakzaky and wife are standing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of [...]

March 26, 2019 Government and politics