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Daily Archives: June 23, 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
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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
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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