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Monthly Archives: May 2019

With plans to expand across West Africa, could Konga get another shot at profitability?

Efforts by Konga, one of the leading eCommerce platforms in Nigeria, to attain profitability within the next couple of years by expanding to other West African countries. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook’s FbStart Accelerator inaugural cohort may have earned their graduation, but they still have their work cut out for them

The first cohort of Facebook and CcHUB's FbStart Accelerator recently graduated from a 6-month intensive programme. We take a surface-level look at their prospects in the Nigerian market. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Alibaba And Falz React As Nigerian Company Starts Manufacturing Armoured Carrier

Alibaba and Falz took to their social media pages, to react to report of a Nigerian company based in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun manufacturing armoured personnel carriers for Nigerian Police and Army with massive local contents from the scratch. Twitter [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology
FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, May 1 public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their [...]

April 30, 2019 Employment
El-zakzaky

El-zakzaky And Wife Need To Be Flown Abroad – Foreign Doctors

The foreign doctors who were allowed to run medical checks on leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, have disclosed that he needs to be flown abroad alongside his wife at the conclusion of their assessment. The foreign [...]

April 30, 2019 Health issues
Ilesanmi Adesida, First African To Head University of Illinois, Public Ivy in US

Ilesanmi Adesida, First African To Head University of Illinois, Public Ivy in US

Ilesanmi Adesida (born 1949, Ifon, Ondo State, Nigeria) is a naturalized American physicist of Yoruba Nigerian descent. He has been the provost at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, from September 2016. Adesida is also the Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus of [...]

April 30, 2019 International
ten Nigerians

Ten Nigerians without valid visa, arrested in Sri Lanka

Ten Nigerians are among 13 foreign nationals arrested by police for violating Sri Lankan immigration laws during their stay in the country, police said on Monday. The others arrested for the crime include one Indian, an Iraqi and a Thai [...]

April 30, 2019 International

Onnoghen Case: Supreme Court Speaks On Receiving Orders From Buhari

Onnoghen Case: The Supreme Court said as an independent arm of government, it does not take orders from President Muhammadu Buhari on how to run its affairs. While disclosing that the president has never meddled in its internal administration, the [...]

April 30, 2019 Government and politics
Amaechi Accuses Chinese Firm Of Breaching Contract

Railway: Amaechi Accuses Chinese Firm Of Breaching Contract

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's Minister of Transportation has accused a Chinese firm, Chinese Railway Rolling stock Corporation of breaching a contract on the railway construction. It was learnt that Nigeria was to take delivery of 10 additional coaches that will be deployed [...]

April 30, 2019 Transportation
Nigeria Not Ripe For Electronic Voting, Says INEC

Nigeria Not Ripe For Electronic Voting, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the adoption of electronic voting method in the country in the nearest future. An INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okey Ibeanu argued the country was not ripe for electronic voting because of [...]

April 30, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari in dilemma over Akwa Ibom’s ministerial slot

How Buhari Is Suppressing Own Govt’s Anti-corruption War – PT

By his refusal to assent or reject a crucial audit bill passed by the country's legislature several months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari is jeopardising measures aimed at improving financial accountability and transparency among government officials and organisations. The president's failure [...]

April 30, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria’s Life Expectancy In 2019

Nigeria’s Life Expectancy In 2019 Third Lowest In The World

The United Nations (UN), has revealed that Nigeria's life expectancy is the third lowest in the world in its new report released on Monday. According to the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA), Nigeria's life expectancy which is the third lowest in the [...]

April 30, 2019 General
Chief Ebenezer Babatope

Tinubu Facing Serious Problems In Buhari’s Government–ex-minister Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, former Minister of Transport and member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on wide-ranging issues such as restructuring, 2019 elections and other issues. Excerpts: [...]

April 29, 2019 Government and politics

Sleeping Groom: Man Slept Off During His Traditional Wedding (Photos)

Sleeping Groom: This short nigerian man getting married to his taller bride was seen sleeping during his traditional wedding : This short nigerian man getting married to his taller bride was seen sleeping during his traditional wedding and this has [...]

April 29, 2019 entertainment
Dangote

Dangote Donates New Hostels To Ahmadu Bello University In Kaduna State [photos]

Nigeria billionaire businessman, popularly known as Dangote and his Foundation has made an impact on the educational sector in Nigeria by donating 10 blocks of hostels to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State.  According to the report, it has [...]

April 29, 2019 Business
Minister of Power

How Will You Rate Fashola’s Performance As Minister Of Power?

Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ministers to submit their report, how will you assess the performance of Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing in giving stable electricity to Nigerians?  As governor, he was reported to have [...]

April 29, 2019 Power
Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army To Take ₦1b Loan Towards Producing Local Armoured Fighting Vehicle

Tukur Buratai who is Chief of Army Staff said the Nigerian Army needs N1billion to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more combat vehicles, which will help to counter terrorists and other insurgents. In the closing ceremony [...]

April 29, 2019 Military
Poisonous Ponmo In Lagos Market

Government Warns Residents On Poisonous Ponmo In Lagos Market

The Lagos State Government has warned residents of the state against buying ponmo (cow skin), being sold in some markets in the state.A statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Adeola Salako, said three persons [...]

April 29, 2019 Health issues
Fire Engulfs Power Transmission Station In Abuja

Fire Engulfs Power Transmission Station In Abuja

Fire has engulfed Apo transmission substation in the federal capital territory (FCT) on Sunday. The substation which is operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).In a statement, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) which feeds directly from the substation [...]

April 29, 2019 Incidents
Fulani elders

Fulani Elders Tackle Miyetti Allah Official Over Outburst On Tinubu

Fulani elders under the umbrella of concerned Fulani leaders forum (CFLF), has come in defense of a National leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over a comment credited to Bello Bodejo, president of Miyetti Allah Kautal [...]

April 29, 2019 Environmental issues
Bokola Saraki

IHRC nominates Saraki its Ambassador-at-Large

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been nominated as an Ambassador-at-Large of the International Human Rights Commission. A release by the Media Office of the President of the Senate states, in part: “In a letter dated March 16, [...]

April 29, 2019 Government and politics
Saraki Gets International Appointment

Saraki Gets International Appointment

Senate President Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been appointed as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC). In a letter dated March 16, 2019, Ambassador Friday Sani, the Diplomatic Head of the Commission to Nigeria and other African [...]

April 29, 2019 Government and politics
Falz Manager

There’s Humiliation In Traveling With A Nigerian Passport! – Falz Manager

Femisoro, who happens to be falz manager have said Nigerians do not know the extent the countries image abroad has been dented. He posted this on his social media ,”The kind of humiliation you face travelling with a Nigerian passport [...]

April 28, 2019 International
Bishop Obinim Sacks All His Pastors After Betrayal

Bishop Obinim Sacks All His Pastors After Betrayal

Bishop Obinim, the controversial Ghanaian Pastor has sacked all his Pastors shortly after he arrived from Spain over an alleged betrayal.  The sack was in reaction to his former Pastor One Blow’s recent interview, in which he revealed what he [...]

April 28, 2019 Religion
Akeredolu Orders Ondo APC Members To Return Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Vehicle

Akeredolu Orders Ondo APC Members To Return Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Vehicle

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the withdrawal of all the branded vehicles he donated for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and the party's candidates during the 2019 general election. The memo, which was signed by [...]

April 28, 2019 Government and politics
Mr Ibu: I Died And Woke Up After 4 Days - John Okafor

Mr Ibu: I Died And Woke Up After 4 Days – John Okafor

News coming out at the moment has revealed that comic actor, Mr Ibu died and reportedly rose from the dead 4 days later. The actor reportedly stated that he probably wouldn’t have been alive to tell his story if not [...]

April 28, 2019 entertainment

Dangote, El-Rufai At Dino Melaye’s Convocation In ABU Zaria (Photos)

Nigerian senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye bag Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Abu Zaria University.  Business tycoon, Aliko Dangote and Governor of Kaduna, Ahmed El-Rufai were also spotted at the convocation ceremony. [...]

April 28, 2019 Government and politics
Salisu Abubakar, Islamic Cleric Who Helps Kidnappers In The North

Salisu Abubakar, Islamic Cleric Who Helps Kidnappers In The North (Photo)

An Islamic cleric identified as Salisu Abubakar has given details to the police on the role he played in encouraging activities of suspected kidnappers in some northern parts of Nigeria. The acting Inspector General of Police, Yakubu Abubakar and other [...]

April 28, 2019 Religion
Why Tinubu, Fashola Were Absent At Commissioning Of Lagos Projects

Why Tinubu, Fashola Were Absent At Commissioning Of Lagos Projects

The absence of National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his successor, now Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and others at the commissioning of projects in Lagos by President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

April 28, 2019 Economy
Tinubu

Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition May Cost Osinbajo His Position

Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition: Sir Temple Ogueri Onyeukwu is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former House of Representatives candidate for the Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency in Imo State. Onyeukwu, the National Leader, Turning Point Youth Empowerment Initiative, spoke [...]

April 28, 2019 Government and politics