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Daily Archives: September 23, 2019

Nigeria gets $433 million for a 5-year national identity card project

With just 38% of Nigerians with a formal means of identification, NIMC has been tasked with $ 433 million and 5 years to accurately document 200 million Nigerians, and possibly identify Boko Haram militants . Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

WhatsApp, not Instagram, is the preferable platform for small businesses in Nigeria

Instagram is often touted as the social media marketplace, however, small businesses in Nigeria are turning to WhatsApp — seemingly the underdog of the Facebook family — to market and sell their products, and are recording more success. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Iniabasi Akpan, OPay Country Manager

Behind the seeming motorcycle-hailing invasion in Lagos is Iniabasi Akpan, the Country Manager of OPay. With over 28 years of experience, Akpan is no newbie to Nigeria’s tech space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
University of Ibadan

UI sacks lecturer who protested ‘illegal’ deduction of salaries

The University of Ibadan management has sacked Chukwuemeka Diji, the lecturer who protested the ‘illegal’ deduction of his salaries. PREMIUM TIMES in July reported how the senior lecturer had been experiencing ‘illegal’ deductions from his salary since September 2018. Mr Diji, a [...]

September 23, 2019 Education
Chiedu Osakwe

Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator, is dead

Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator and Director General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation, has passed on. Details of his death remained sketchy as at press time Monday morning. But a tweet by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) [...]

September 23, 2019 Government and politics
UN Assembly in New York

Why Buhari is attending UN Assembly in New York – Presidency replies critics

The Presidency has described the 74th United Nations General Assembly, which begins fully on Monday, as Nigeria’s “day in the sun’’. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this shortly after President Muhammadu [...]

September 23, 2019 Government and politics
Oyo govt

Why Oyo govt exempted non-profit Churches, Mosques from paying tax, levies – Makinde

The Oyo State Government on Sunday declared that it has exempted some Mosques and Churches that are not making profit from payment of taxes and levies. Executive Assistant to the state Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, disclosed this [...]

September 23, 2019 Government and politics