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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Ventures Platform appoints new leadership, as founder steps aside

Ventures Platform Executive Director, Kola Aina, steps down from some of his roles at the company. Appoints 3 new CEOs Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

4 people most likely to be Nigeria’s next Communications Minister

A look at President Buhari’s 2019 Ministerial list for the nominee that’s possibly going to be the next Nigeria’s Minister of Communications. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How this Nigerian IT consultant developed his career in tech despite a rare eye condition

Meet Victor Ekwueme, a visually impaired IT consultant. Despite his eye condition, victor is helping Nigerian businesses make data-driven decisions and teaching people Python. Read his inspiring story here. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
First Man That Owned A Private Jet In Kano

The First Man That Owned A Private Jet In Kano (Photos)

The First Man That Owned A Private Jet In Kano According to a post by Jafaar, a journalist based in Kano State, he gave an in-depth into the man who owes the first private jet in Kano State. According to [...]

July 31, 2019 Telecomms
Real Boko Haram

‘The Real Boko Haram is Defeated’ – Garba Shehu Insists

The Presidency has insisted that the real Boko Haram is “defeated”. Garba Shehu, the spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari said this in a statement sent to Okay.ng on Tuesday. He said: “The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism [...]

July 31, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror
Buhari Sends Ministerial List To Senate, Names 42 Nominees

I’ll Assign Portfolio To Ministers At Inauguration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, disclosed that he will assign portfolio to members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) who have been confirmed by the Senate at the point of inauguration. The President, however, did not mention any particular date for [...]

July 31, 2019 Government and politics
36th President of Rotary Club of Uyo

36th President of Rotary Club of Uyo: School Where Pupils Sit On Floor To Learn In Akwa Ibom (Photo)

The newly installed 36th President of Rotary Club of Uyo, District 9142 in Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Idongesit Domingo-Inyang, has decried the situation where pupils still sit on the floor of their classroom to learn in the state, Brainnews report. [...]

July 31, 2019 Education
69 Senate Committees

Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen Of 69 Senate Committees (Full List)

Chairmen and Vice chairmen of the 69 Senate committees as announced by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan  1. Agriculture – Abdullahi Adamu, Bima Enagi. 2. Airforce – Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Michael Nnachi. 3. Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes – Suleiman Kwari, [...]

July 31, 2019 Government and politics
Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari: Atiku Is Cameroonian In ‘Flesh & Blood’. COS To Election Tribunal

Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in the Feb. 23 general election is a Cameroonian “flesh and blood’’. Kyari, who [...]

July 31, 2019 Government and politics
Osinbajo

Break-up Not Solution To Nigeria’s Problems — Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said there is no truth in the thinking that the different regions of the country would prosper individually if the country breaks up. He said Nigeria needed to learn from the example of Sudan, [...]

July 31, 2019 Government and politics
Abdulsalami Apologises To Southern Leaders

Abdulsalami Apologises To Southern Leaders On Miyetti Allah

General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has reportedly apologised to some Southern leaders over the boycotting of the roundtable on security which was turned down on Sunday. The leaders, under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), disclosed [...]

July 31, 2019 Government and politics

Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks

Earlier today, two Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise announced new products that provide users with dedicated virtual account numbers, making them somewhat digital banks. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MEST Africa community manager, Nosa Omusi exits the incubator in what seems to be a massive restructuring

With the exit of its key personnel, could it be safe to say that the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology is on a path of restructuring? Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
British Prime Minister Appoints Nigerian As Minister

British Prime Minister Appoints Nigerian As Minister (Photo)

British Prime Minister Appoints Nigerian As Minister Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, aged 39, as Children and Families Minister, as part of his government reshuffle. Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament [...]

July 30, 2019 International
World's Largest Atmospheric Tower For Dangote Refinery

World’s Largest Atmospheric Tower For Dangote Refinery Sets Sail From China

World’s Largest Atmospheric Tower For Dangote Refinery A piece of equipment that will process crude oil for Nigeria’s Dangote refinery set sail on Monday from China, oil company Sinopec said in a tweet. The 650,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery [...]

July 30, 2019 Business, General
Ambode Speaks On Dumping APC For PDP

Ambode Speaks On Dumping APC For PDP

Former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has spoken on his rumoured planned defection from the All Progressive Congress, APC, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. There have been speculations in some quarters that Ambode was disappointed he did not [...]

July 30, 2019 Government and politics
Anyim Pius Anyim

Anyim: Why We Wanted To Impeach Obasanjo — Former Senate President

Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, says arbitrary change of presiding officers of the 4th Assembly was why the lawmakers moved to impeach former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Anyim stated this on [...]

July 30, 2019 Government and politics
Robot Waitress

See The Robot Waitress Introduced In UK Restaurant

The Robot Waitress Introduced In UK Restaurant What will you do if you find yourself in a situation whereby you’re very hungry and then you head to a restaurant to get some food, and after calling on a waiter to [...]

July 30, 2019 International
FG Partners Horasis

FG Partners Horasis Zenera Consulting To Attract 500 Investors To Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria collaborates with renowned global think tank, Horasis, and leading public relations and advertising firm, Zenera Consulting to host the maiden Horasis-in-Nigeria Global Business Meeting. The summit will bring together an array of international top investors, [...]

July 30, 2019 Government and politics
Ooni Of Ife Participates In Ita-Osun Festival

Ooni Of Ife Participates In Ita-Osun Festival (photos)

Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Saturday July 27th, led thousands of Osun faithfuls who stormed his Ile Oodua Palace across the country to celebrate the 2019 edition of Ita-Osun festival. While addressing newsmen after offering [...]

July 30, 2019 Culture

How I Work: Odunayo Eweniyi, PiggyVest Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer

Odunayo Eweniyi leads one of Nigeria’s most popular fintech startup, PiggyVest, and has been recognized on Forbes Africa ‘#30Under30’ list and ‘World Women in Fintech Power’ list. On this edition of How I Work, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look into [...]

July 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
BAT 2023

Bola Tinubu Campaign Signboard “Vote BAT 2023’’ Spotted In Lagos

Nigerians has reacted on social media after seeing a campaign signboard that stated “BAT 2023” What do you think about this? See photo below  [...]

July 29, 2019 Government and politics
Femi Fani-Kayode

“It Would be a Grave Mistake Thinking That Yorubas are Cowards. We Defeated Fulanis Before & Will Do It Again. – Femi Fani-Kayode.

Femi Fani-Kayode: “Nobody can stop Yoruba leaders from seeking the liberation of their people. We defeated the Fulani before and we will defeat them again” Question from Tribune  BY next Monday, it will be 53 years since the unfortunate counter-coup [...]

July 29, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Pilgrims from 21 states now in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian Pilgrims from 21 states now in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian Pilgrims from 21 states now in Saudi Arabia Nigerian pilgrims from 21 States have arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj. The pilgrims whose number stood at 24,993 as of yesterday were from the Federal [...]

July 29, 2019 Religion
ABDULSALAMI’S SUMMIT

SOUTHERN LEADERS SHUN ABDULSALAMI’S SUMMIT FOR INVITING MIYETTI ALLAH

ABDULSALAMI’S SUMMIT: The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has turned down an invitation to attend a security roundtable organised by a former military head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), scheduled for Minna, Niger State. The roundtable slated for [...]

July 29, 2019 General
INEC To Open Defence Against Atiku

Pres. Tribunal: INEC To Open Defence Against Atiku, PDP Today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today open its defence against the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. This followed the conclusion of submissions by PDP and Atiku on July 19 [...]

July 29, 2019 Government and politics
FG Did Not Ban Shi'ites As A Religion

Presidency: FG Did Not Ban Shi’ites As A Religion; Only IMN As An Organization

FG Did Not Ban Shi’ites As A Religion GOVERNMENT OUTLAWED CRIMINALITY OF IMN, NOT FREEDOM OF WORSHIP — PRESIDENCY Presidency says proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and [...]

July 29, 2019 Government and politics
Tunde Bakare

2023: Pastor Tunde Bakare Reveals Where Buhari’s Successor Should Come From

The Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and televangelist, Tunde Bakare, has said that Nigerians should only hope for a pan-Nigerian to takeover from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. He suggested that it should be the turn of the [...]

July 28, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari’s Ministers

Buhari’s Ministers: Return Of Yesterday’s Men For Today’s Job

Buhari’s Ministers: The list of the ministerial nominees sent to the Senate on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari has generated mixed reactions but OLALEKAN ADETAYO examines if the list is worth the wait About two months after taking the oath [...]

July 28, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Street Preacher Arrested in UK

Nigerian Street Preacher Arrested in UK, Awarded £2,500 For Wrongful Arrest

Nigerian Street Preacher Arrested in UK A Nigerian Christian street preacher who was handcuffed and arrested by UK Police for constituting nuisance on the street, has been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest. Oluwole Ilesanmi, 64, has welcomed the payout by [...]

July 28, 2019 International