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Ali Ndume

Ndume Defies Buhari, Oshiomhole On Senate Presidency, Unfolds Nine-point Agenda

A former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday dared the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, including President Muhammadu Buhari, and the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by unfolding his agenda as a candidate for the Senate presidency in the ninth [...]

April 3, 2019 Government and politics
Flawed Bwari

Flawed Bwari Judgement Against Senator Adeleke Can Not Stand – Adeleke Campaign

2nd April, 2018 Press Statement Flawed Bwari Judgement Against Senator Adeleke Can Not Stand!!! We received with bewilderment the judgement of a Bwari High Court on allegation of forgery against Senator Ademola Adeleke and his qualification to contest in the [...]

April 3, 2019 Government and politics
77-year-old retired worker and grandma

Bridget Okonji: 77-Year-Old Grandma Graduates From UNILAG

A 77-year-old retired worker and grandma who, on Tuesday, bagged her first-degree certificate at the 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, says she enrolled for the programme after her retirement to avoid boredom. The retiree, Mrs. [...]

April 3, 2019 Education
Victor Gyang Buba

Victor Gyang Buba Bows For Governor Lalong! Gbong Gwom Jos Blasted!

Mixed Reactions have trailed the viral image of a first class and top most King, as well as The head of the Plateau Traditional Council and former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom Service, the Gbom Gwom Jos, Da Victor [...]

April 3, 2019 Government and politics

Why an efficient national identification system is instrumental to Nigeria’s financial inclusion drive

PiggyVest co-founder, Joshua Chibueze highlights the need for an efficient identity system towards driving financial inclusion in Nigeriaa Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Babatunde Fashola, a Nigerian software engineer that works at the Twitter HQ in Silicon Valley

Not to be mistaken with the Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is one of the software engineers that build Twitter products used by millions of people all over the world. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 52.2 years

NPC Puts Nigeria’s Life Expectancy At 52 Years

The National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the current overall life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 52.2 years. The Acting Chairman of NPC, Alhaji Hassan Bashir, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the 52nd Session [...]

April 2, 2019 Health issues
Now that Buhari has won

Buhari orders reversal of State House Medical Centre to clinic

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the State House Medical Centre be reverted to a clinic so that it could function in the capacity it was originally established, the presidency said on Monday. The poor state of the centre has [...]

April 2, 2019 Health issues
Orji Kalu

‘Orji Kalu is not an Igbo leader

Some concerned people from the South-East have called on a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, to stop parading himself as a leader of the Ndigbo. They said the former governor must first clear himself in the N7.6bn trial [...]

April 2, 2019 Government and politics
Okorocha

PDP accuses Okorocha of plotting to frustrate Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of plotting to frustrate the state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha. The PDP secretary in the state, Ray Emeana, said in a statement that less than two months to the [...]

April 2, 2019 Government and politics
Spiritualists force teenager to swallow metal cross for cleansing

Spiritualists force teenager to swallow metal cross for cleansing

Two spiritualists have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly forcing a 16-year-old housemaid to swallow a cross made of metal for spiritual cleansing. The defendants, Kehinde Salami, 25; and Yetunde Okonola, 42, whose residential address was given [...]

April 2, 2019 Religion
obasanjo

Atiku Far Better Than Buhari, Obasanjo Insists

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has defended his endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He said despite the fact that Atiku lost to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he remains “far better” than [...]

April 2, 2019 Government and politics

Cows Take Over The Gate Of Presidential Villa – Reno Omokri Shares Photo

Moment second set of Nigeria citizens, Cow takes over the entrance of Aso Rock. Photo shared by Reno Omokri, he wrote: This photo of cows taking over the gate of @AsoRock @NgrPresident Villa is a summary of what @MBuhari has [...]

April 2, 2019 Incidents
crude oil rises

Crude Oil Price Climbs To $68 As Supplies Tighten

Crude oil price climbed more than one per cent with United States crude hitting a 2019 high yesterday after tight supply and positive signs for the global economy drove both benchmarks’ largest first-quarter gains in nearly a decade. The price [...]

April 2, 2019 Oil & Gas
British Airways

Super rich Nigerians are ordering pizza from London and having it delivered by British Airways, government minister says

Some wealthy Nigerians are ordering pizzas from London and having them delivered back home on British Airways flights, a government minister has claimed. “Do you know, sir, that there are Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza from London?” [...]

April 2, 2019 Government and politics
Osinbajo

FG feeds pupils with 594 cattle, 138,000 chickens, 6.8m eggs weekly – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the federal government feeds public school pupils with 594 cattle, 138,000 chickens, 6.8million eggs and 83 metric tons of fish on a weekly basis. Professor Osinbajo disclosed this while delivering a lecture titled [...]

April 2, 2019 Government and politics

Investment in Francophone West African SMEs receives a €12.5m equity boost from African Development Bank

African Development Bank approves the sum of €12.5 million for Francophone West Africa on the back of the growing startup and SME activity in the region Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The interesting symbiotic relationship between banks and fintechs in Nigeria

How the relationship between fintechs and banks is favouring both parties with the latter providing a support system to the former. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
NCAA

NCAA cautions pilots, airlines over imminent adverse weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday warned pilots and airline operators to be wary of weather changes and their adverse effects on flight operations.The regulator, in an Advisory Circular issued to pilots and airlines, alerted the operators of imminent [...]

April 1, 2019 Transportation
‘Next Level’

Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery

Regrettably, banks seem to perceive customer deposits as a burden, which must be taxed, rather than the actual base on which their total lending and ultimate profitability is primarily predicated. For example, with the subsisting mandatory Cash Reserve Ratio of [...]

April 1, 2019 Crime

Gokada has a new CEO

Last week, Techpoint reported that Lagos-based motorcycle on-demand company, Gokada has lost its CEO. Suggested Read; Nigerian motorcycle on-demand company, Gokada loses CEO in apparent shake-up Though unconfirmed at the time, Techpoint had reached out to Gokada through multiple channels but [...]

April 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Gbajabiamila Outfit As He Contests For House Of Reps Speaker

See Gbajabiamila Outfit As He Contests For House Of Reps Speaker

House Leader and five time legislator, Femi Gbajabiamila, formally declares to vie for the Speakership seat of the House of Representatives. He is supported at this official declaration by returning and new members numbering over 100. His campaign is tagged [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria To Introduce New Taxes To Increase Revenue – Minister

The Minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, told Lawmakers in Abuja that the federal government has concluded plans to increase revenue by introducing new taxes. Mrs Ahmed spoke at the public hearing on the 2019 budget organised by the Senate and [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
PDP Will Win The Speakership Seat - Timothy Golu

PDP Will Win The Speakership Seat – Timothy Golu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will install Speaker of the incoming 9th Assembly, Timothy Golu (PDP plateau) has declared. He boasted that the party has all it takes to win the speakership slot having done it so well in the [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
Femi Gbajabiamila

Femi Fani-kayode Endorses Femi Gbajabiamila For House Of Reps Speaker

The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has endorsed the candidature of Femi Gbajabiamila for the position of House of Representative Speaker. The former minister his endorsement of Gbajabiamila through a statement obtained by The Blog Nigeria. “I have known [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
Fayemi, says South West leaders must adopt new methods if their quest for restructuring of the country is to be realised.

Restructuring: Fayemi Urges S’west Leaders To Adopt New Strategies

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, says South West leaders must adopt new methods if their quest for restructuring of the country is to be realised. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor, who spoke in Ado [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
Rivers On Knife’s Edge As INEC Resumes Collation Of Guber Poll Results

Rivers On Knife’s Edge As INEC Resumes Collation Of Guber Poll Results

Rivers is on knife’s edge as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resumes the collation of suspended governorship and State House of Assembly elections results on tomorrow, Tuesday, amid fears that the exercise, which will conclude the most protracted elections, [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
APC

APC Senators-elect Move Against Party’s Choice Of Senate President

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the choice of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly deepened at the weekend as some of the lawmakers threatened to dare the party in the leadership tussle. Some senators-elect of [...]

April 1, 2019 Government and politics
SS3 Student

SS3 Student Falls From Mango Tree, Dies In Ondo

Tragedy stuck at the Ijo Mimo High School, Akure, Ondo State, on Saturday, as an SS3 student, Temitayo Oluwole, fell down from a mango tree and died on the premises of the school. It was gathered that the deceased was [...]

April 1, 2019 Incidents