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Daily Archives: November 15, 2019

Facebook, Twitter and differing approaches to curbing their influence on global politics

Having identified social media’s influence on global elections, Facebook and Twitter are making efforts to reduce it to a bare minimum. But they have differing approaches. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

3 startups graduate from Itanna second cohort accelerator programme

Honeywell Group-backed corporate VC, Itanna releases the second batch of startups from its accelerator programme while revealing plans to support startups transitioning into the West African markets Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Release Sowore and Co

Nigerians in UK protest, demand release of Sowore, others

Nigerians in the United Kingdom under the aegis of Free Sowore Now and the Take It Back Movement defied the freezing London weather yesterday to demand the immediate release of the #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, his co-defendant, Olawale Mandate, journalist [...]

November 15, 2019 International
Lesotho’s artificial turf worries Musa as Eagles leave for matchday two

Lesotho’s artificial turf worries Musa as Eagles leave for matchday two

Super Eagles’ Captain, Ahmed Musa has cautioned his mates to be ready for tough times on Sunday when they meet Lesotho in Maseru’s artificial pitch. Nigeria, which beat Benin Republic in their opening game of the 2021 African Nations Cup qualifying [...]

November 15, 2019 Sports

‘Why bill to criminalise estimated billing may not work’

Some stakeholders in the power sector, yesterday, expressed serious worry over a bill at the National Assembly aiming to criminalise estimated billing of electricity consumers by distribution companies, stressing that the proposed law will not work. The industry players, who [...]

November 15, 2019 Power
Kogi elections

Fear of violence as police deploy 66,241 for Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The police yesterday disclosed that 66,241 personnel would be deployed for security operations in both Kogi and Bayelsa states. Out of this, 35,200 would be deployed in Kogi State while 31,041 would be in Bayelsa State. Deputy Inspector-General of Police [...]

November 15, 2019 Government and politics
Border closure

Border Closure: Nigeria, Benin, Niger to form border police

Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and Niger have agreed to establish a joint border police to check the influx of foreign goods into West Africa’s largest market. The three countries said in a joint communique in Abuja on Thursday evening [...]

November 15, 2019 Africa

WhatsApp launches a business catalogue feature, what does this mean for m-commerce in Africa?

The future of eCommerce in Nigeria seems uncertain as WhatsApp launches Business ‘catalog’ on its platform. We explore what this could mean for established eCommerce players Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Beyond fashion and gadgets, why groceries should be the focus of e-commerce platforms in Nigeria

Having witnessed its struggles over the years, current trends and insights from industry players suggest a hands-on approach to the online sale of groceries could be the missing piece in the Nigerian e-commerce puzzle. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps