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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Nigerian aviation authority, NCAA bans MacBook Pro Retina 15 from all flights

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) released a statement banning volatile MacBook Pro laptops whose battery have been known to overheat and cause fires from being carried on aeroplanes in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Wike announces Rivers’ acquisition of Shell stakes in Ogoni, gives reasons

BREAKING: Wike announces Rivers’ acquisition of Shell stakes in Ogoni, gives reasons

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced that the Rivers State Government has fully acquired Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) 45% interest in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11 situated in Ejama Ebubu community in Eleme Local Government Area [...]

September 30, 2019 Oil & Gas
Donald Trump sends strong message to Buhari

Donald Trump sends strong message to Buhari

US President, Donald Trump, on Monday wrote to President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. Content of the letter was released to the media by the US Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria. It reads: “On behalf of the American people, I extend our [...]

September 30, 2019 International

Transsion Holdings lists in China with little room for foreign investors’ participation, soars 64% on its debut

Like Jumia’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange, Africa focused Transsion Holdings, has listed on the Chinese STAR market with a roaring debut but with little space, for foreign investors to participate. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Sowore makes shocking revelation

Sowore makes shocking revelation on how DSS favours arrested Boko Haram Commanders, treated him

The co-convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, has disclosed that the Department of State Services, DSS, refused him from making calls while granting arrested Boko Haram Boko Haram commanders access to telephone, while in custody. Sowore, who is the [...]

September 30, 2019 Government and politics
Sowore

Sowore: Details of court proceedings on Monday

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday denied Omoleye Sowore bail after he pleaded not guilty to seven counts against him by the Federal Government. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sowere, Sahara Reporters Publisher, has been in custody [...]

September 30, 2019 Government and politics

How I Work: Caleb Adoh, Softcom Digital and Communications Lead

This week we talk to Caleb Adoh, a digital strategist and marketing-technology enthusiast. In just five years since he graduated from university, Caleb has steadily climbed up the career ladder and now works as digital communications lead at Softcom Limited. [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
El-Rufai

Islamic organization reacts as Gov. El-Rufai enrolls son in public school

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has reacted to the decision of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to enrol his six-year-old son in a public primary school. El-Rufai, it will be recalled, took his son, Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai, to [...]

September 30, 2019 Government and politics

How digital foreign exchange platform, BitPesa is easing cross border payments across Africa

Sending money in and out of Africa is expensive and the transaction process is time-consuming. Sub-Saharan African B2B and foreign exchange company, BitPesa has innovated around this challenge and allow easy cross border payment. Find out how. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
TASCE

Embattled TASCE staff plunges into river, body missing

Tajudeen Oropo, a senior member of the embattled staff of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu in Ogun State has been declared missing after his car plunged into a river. Hope For Nigeria Online had reported that staff of [...]

September 30, 2019 Incidents
Govt working to tackle herdsmen

Govt working to tackle herdsmen, farmers crisis in Nigeria – Obiano

The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has assured that recurring crisis being experienced between cattle herdsmen and indigenous farmers in Nigeria was being tackled by the federal government. Obiano who spoke during the celebration of a Eucharistic mass to [...]

September 30, 2019 Government and politics
Why we are yet to take final position on Sowore’s prosecution

Why we are yet to take final position on Sowore’s prosecution – Presidency

Sowore’s prosecution: The Presidency on Sunday said that it is too early for it to weigh in on the prosecution of the detained publisher of Sahara Reporter, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, DSS. Special Adviser on Media [...]

September 30, 2019 Government and politics
Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Tinubu under fire for saying lazy youths always storm her house for free money

A comment credited to Senator Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District and wife of former Gov., Bola Tinubu of Lagos State, that lazy Lagos youths are always in her house for free money has sparked criticisms on social media. [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
Sanusi

What Emir Sanusi told Buhari, Governors

The emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said Nigeria can achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) by focusing on education of the girl-child. The emir, who was advising President Muhammadu Buhari, northern governors, and other Nigerian [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
Aisha Buhari ‘abandoning’ Presidential Villa

Presidency speaks on Aisha Buhari ‘abandoning’ Presidential Villa because of ‘cabals’

Aisha Buhari ‘abandoning’ Presidential Villa The Presidency has denied claims that the First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s absence in the country for about two months was due to infighting in the Presidential Villa. This comes as a result of the speculations [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
Aisha Buhari’s Long Absence Not Due To Infighting In Aso Villa

Aisha Buhari’s Long Absence Not Due To Infighting In Aso Villa – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari’s long absence in the country for about two months was not due to any infighting in Aso Villa. The Presidency ’ s reaction comes amid the speculations that Aisha [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
SERAP Urges Buhari To Implement Report On Financial Autonomy For Judiciary

SERAP Urges Buhari To Implement Report On Financial Autonomy For Judiciary

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail

FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail

There were indications last night that the federal government was contemplating reporting Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on account of his decision to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Taiwo [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari And His 'fuji House Of Commotion'

President Buhari And His ‘fuji House Of Commotion’ — Dele Momodu

President Buhari And His ‘fuji House Of Commotion’ Fellow Nigerians, the title of my epistle to you this week is an adaptation of the title of a sitcom which was produced and directed by the legendary Amaka Igwe of blessed [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics

13.2 million out-of-school Nigerian children find voice-seats at UNGA

By Agbonkhese Oboh There is no way of knowing if Nigerian delegation to the 74th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, visited, or are even aware of, a mirrored room that appears filled with an infinite number of empty school seats [...]

September 28, 2019 What the papers say
Nigeria’s climate problems

Lake Chad shrinking, population exploding – Buhari highlights Nigeria’s climate problems

Nigeria’s climate problems: President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in New York spoke on severe climate challenges confronting the country. He spoke at a meeting with the Nigerian Youth Climate Group at the conclusion of his engagements on the sidelines of [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
Tyoden

Why Nigeria is not ripe for state police – Plateau Deputy Gov, Tyoden

Following continuous calls that State Police should be introduced in Nigeria, the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden has said the country is not ripe for such. He also said for insecurity and calls for restructuring to be [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
Namadi Sambo

What Jonathan’s deputy Sambo said about Kaduna gov El-Rufai

Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, on Friday, commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for completing the Zaria water expansion project, which has not been upgraded for 42 years. Hope For Nigeria Online reports that Sambo made the commendation when [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics

Google Station, Google’s free WiFi is offline in Lagos

Google Station, Google’s initiative that delivers free Internet access in select locations, launched last year in Nigeria, with Lagos and Abuja its primary locations. More than a year later, Lagos is seemingly offline on the programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Oyo Dry Port

Oyo Dry Port: Seyi Makinde Inspects Ongoing Construction At The Site

Since the handing over of Oyo Dry Port to the Oyo State Government, little has been heard of this project. The project which costs about 35 billion naira has been rested for a while maybe this is due to change [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
Bauchi Assembly tasks government

Bauchi Assembly tasks government, police on personnel deployment in crime areas

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has charged security agencies in the state to firm up their duties by placing more personnel in crime areas in the State. Presenting the motion at a plenary, Mr. Sabo Sade, representing Sade Constituency, [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
FUOYE crisis

FUOYE crisis: Fayemi takes up victims funeral expenses, clears hospital bills

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has taken over the medical and funeral expenses of victims of the violent protest held at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). This was confirmed on Friday by the Chief Security Officer [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila reveals responsible for power sector failure

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says that unpatriotic activities of serving and retired public office holders are responsible for the socio-economic misfortune in the power sector. Gbajabiamila spoke while declaring open the investigative hearing into the Federal [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics

Virgin van driver kills 10, says he was ‘sexually frustrated’

Footage has emerged of a man alleged to have killed 10 pedestrians in Toronto, telling police that he was part of an online group for sexually frustrated men. Alex Minassian acknowledged that he used the van as a weapon and [...]

September 27, 2019 What the papers say

We were not hacked, our acquirer bank is to blame — Bolt (Taxify)

We reached out to Bolt (formerly Taxify) to make sense of why its users were getting debit alerts for unauthorised rides. Here’s what the company had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps