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Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

Twitter temporarily disables tweeting via SMS after its CEO got hacked

Shortly after the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked, Twitter temporarily suspends tweeting via text message Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Chipper Cash, a San Francisco based fintech startup, has expanded to Nigeria

Chipper Cash, a mobile cross-border money transfer platform, is expanding its cross-border payment services to Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

blueMoon is a startup powering the Ethiopian startup space

In spite of the obvious challenge like the recurrent Internet shut down in the East African country of Ethiopia, the likes of Shem Asefaw are returning to the country to help develop the technology and startup space. Shem is the [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Did MEST and YC portfolio startup, Tress literally stop caring about black women’s hair?

Hyped as African women’s ‘everything hair’ go-to platform, Tress App is taking a break that seems to be getting too long Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook may hide like counts to reduce pressure of self-comparison among users

Facebook may remove like counts on news feed posts by users, just like Instagram is openly testing in seven countries including Canada and Brazil. According to a  report by TechCrunch, Facebook is still testing the removal of like counts so [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How social media may have fueled the anti-xenophobia outrage in Nigeria

Did social media fuel Nigerians’ reactions to news of xenophobic attacks in South Africa? Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
NURTW Members Protest

NURTW Members Protest MC Oluomo’s Emergence As Caretaker Committee Chair

Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State on Wednesday marched on the premises of the Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja. They protested the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo [...]

September 5, 2019 Crime
Police Recover 13 Stolen Transformers

Police Recover 13 Stolen Transformers, Arrest 137 Suspects In A’ibom

The Akwa Ibom Police Command says it has recovered 13 stolen transformers belonging to the state government and arrested 137 suspects for various offences. The Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed said yesterday in Uyo that the 137 suspects were arrested for [...]

September 5, 2019 Crime
xenophobic attacks

Nigerians criticise Ezekwesili for attending WEF in South Africa despite xenophobic attacks

A former Nigerian minister for education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday came under attack for attending the World Economic Forum meeting holding in South Africa despite xenophobic attacks. Mrs. Ezekwesili, a social critic and former presidential candidate, was criticised by some Nigerians [...]

September 5, 2019 Government and politics
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: Nigeria encourages citizens in South Africa to return on free travel

Xenophobia: The Nigerian government has advised its citizens to “inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage” of a free return trip to Nigeria. This is because Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, volunteered to send an aircraft to South [...]

September 5, 2019 Africa
mosque ‘demolition’ by Rivers government

SPECIAL REPORT: The truth about mosque ‘demolition’ by Rivers government

The truth about mosque ‘demolition’ by Rivers government The Rivers State Government did not demolish any completed building being used as a mosque, findings by Hope For Nigeria Online. However, an uncompleted structure, which was still at the foundation stage, [...]

September 5, 2019 Religion