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Daily Archives: June 24, 2019

Join us this Friday for the April edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday

We are happy to announce that Pitch Friday will be back this Friday, 12th of April, 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa Netpreneur Prize by Jack Ma is set to reward 100 African entrepreneurs

ANPI is a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation that will award $ 10 million and recognize 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

From software reseller to software producer: How John Obaro built a billion-naira company in SystemSpecs

John Obaro is the founder and CEO of SystemSpecs, the indigenous software company most famous for the Remita e-payment solution which powers Nigeria's Treasury Single Account policy. He recently sat down for a chat with Techpoint, where he shared his [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Dangote Refinery

Dangote Refinery Will Transform Nigeria’s Economy

Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said his refinery, one of the world largest, when completed, will transform Nigeria’s economy. He stated this at the weekend at Dangote Group Special Day at the 40th [...]

April 8, 2019 Business
FG Pledges More Devt Projects For N’delta

FG Pledges More Devt Projects For N’delta

The Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, in Delta State is an eloquent testimony to the unwavering commitment of the Buhari’s administration to changing the development narrative of the Niger Delta, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said at the first matriculation of [...]

April 8, 2019 Government and politics
FG Rebuilds 4000 Healthcare Centres, Earmarks N14b For Facilities

FG Rebuilds 4000 Healthcare Centres, Earmarks N14b For Facilities

The Federal Government has rebuilt over 4000 healthcare centres (PHCs) across the federation in line with the10,000 rehabilitation target of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who spoke while opening the six-day medical/dental surgical [...]

April 8, 2019 Health issues
Is Lagos Island Going Bananas?

Is Lagos Island Going Bananas?

Banana Island is the home of the rich and the powerful. It is where billionaires like Mike Adenuga have their abode in Lagos. It is also where the ultra rich like Sayyu Dantata, Kola Abiola and and celebrities like Linda [...]

April 8, 2019 Government and politics
babalakin

Babalakin: Varsities Can’t Survive On Govt Funding

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said universities cannot continue to survive on government largesse, adding that they must learn to invest and improve on revenue generation. Speaking during the conferment of postgraduate [...]

April 8, 2019 Government and politics

Nigerian payments company, Paga won’t be a bank and isn’t afraid of telco PSBs

Nigerian payments company, Paga is 10 years old and has some interesting observations and projections. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
‘Next Level’

Buhari’s last 4 years was discouraging – Bloomberg

Bloomberg who in its new report stated that one of humanity’s most hopeful developments in recent decades has been the dramatic drop in extreme poverty, added that Nigeria needs growth to defuse poverty time bomb. While describing  President Muhammadu Buhari’s [...]

April 8, 2019 Government and politics
Timi Frank

Insecurity: Ex-apc Spokesman Wants Buhari To Account For $1bn

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, on Sunday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to account for the $1bn he allegedly withdrew from the Excess Crude Account to fight insecurity. He said the call became [...]

April 8, 2019 Government and politics
RMAFC To Probe 22 Banks Over Stamp Duty Collections

RMAFC To Probe 22 Banks Over Stamp Duty Collections

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) says it is set to probe 22 commercial banks over stamp duty collections. In a statement issued by the commission’s spokesman, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed, in Abuja on Sunday, RMAFC said that the [...]

April 8, 2019 Economy
Concerns As 211 Nigerian Oil Blocks Remain Idle

Concerns As 211 Nigerian Oil Blocks Remain Idle

More than 50 per cent of Nigerian oil and gas blocks remain untapped even as crude oil production continues to hover around two million barrels per day while gas shortages persist in the country over the years, ’FEMI ASU reports [...]

April 8, 2019 Oil & Gas

Woman Saves One Million Naira In Piggy Bank

An unknown woman has saved whopping sum of one million and thirty thousand naira from her piggy bank. According to a twitter user, the woman started saving since February 2018 till 2019 and the amount saved daily was 3k. Reactions [...]

April 8, 2019 Economy