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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Techpoint is 5! Our journey so far shaping the African narrative

Techpoint is 5! At exactly 00:01 on January 1st, 2015, our first post went live. It’s been 5 rewarding years but our journey has just begun. Find out what we have planned for 2020 Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Senator Shehu Sani got into trouble with EFCC over car dealer’s $30,000 cash

Kindly Share This Story: Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Details of what brought former Kaduna State Senator and civil rights activist, Shehu Sani, into trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and resulting in his Tuesday’s arrest and detention, [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

New Year: Obasa urges Nigerians to be prayerful, hopeful

Kindly Share This Story: By Ebunoluwa Sessou Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa has urged Nigerians and Lagosians, in particular, to be prayerful and hopeful for a better [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Police arrest 1,907 suspected criminals in Katsina State

Kindly Share This Story: The Katsina State Police Command said it had arrested a total of 1,907 suspects in connection with various crimes in the state in 2019. Mr Sanusi Buba, Commissioner of Police in the state made the disclosure [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Nigeria reaped $25B from diaspora in 2019 ― Dabiri-Erewa

Kindly Share This Story: Abike-Dabiri-Erewa By Johnbosco Agbakwuru The Federal Government on Tuesday said Nigerians in the Diaspora remitted about $ 25 billion into the nation’s coffers in 2019. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say
2020: There’s hope for Nigeria – CAN

2020: There’s hope for Nigeria – CAN

Kindly Share This Story: The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday, urged Nigerians to be optimistic about the year 2020, saying there is hope for the nation. The CAN president stated this in [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

AfDB backs spending of Pension funds on infrastructure

Kindly Share This Story: Says with $ 1.8tn pension/sovereign funds Africa has no business borrowing abroad Puts continent’s infrastructure gap at $ 108bn By Johnbosco Agbakwuru President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, yesterday gave his support [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

New Minimum Wage: Oyo APC calls on Makinde for full implementation

Kindly Share This Story: Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde By Adeola Badru AS the new year rolled in, the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde, to as a matter of urgency, [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Mystery fire burns part of popular Kara Market on New Year’s eve

Kindly Share This Story: A section of the popular cattle market also known as ‘Kara’ close to the  Berger Garage along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was  gutted by fire on Tuesday morning. The  correspondents  of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

New Year: Ortom charges Nigerians on peaceful coexistence

Kindly Share This Story: By Peter Duru Executive Governor of Benue state, Samuel OrtomSamuel Ortom  Makurdi- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves  to the cause of promoting peaceful coexistence and pray for the leadership [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

New Year expectations: Ilorin residents clamour for better life

Kindly Share This Story: Some residents of Ilorin, capital of Kwara, expressed optimism for a better New Year as well as good governance in 2020. Some of them who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Tambuwal reinvigorates State Judicial, Law Reform Commission

Kindly Share This Story: Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said his administration is set to resuscitate the operations of the State Judicial Service Commission and the Law Reform Commission. Tambuwal stated [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Alleged $16m: Nsima Ekere has no hand in it – NDYF tells Akpabio

Kindly Share This Story: Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC …Accuses Akpabio on vendetta mission with NDDC Interim Committee By Gabriel Olawale The Niger Delta Youth Forum has described as untrue and blackmail, online reports linking the former chairman of the [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Falling out: Tacha ends management deal with Teebillz’ Billzvision

Kindly Share This Story: By Lawal Sherifat Natacha Ibinabo Akide, ex-BBNaija housemate popularly known as Simply Tacha has ended management deal with Teebliz’s Billzvision. Following from Tacha’s disqualification from BBNaija Season 4 on the 13th week, Teebillz offered to make [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Be vigilant against menace of road accidents in 2020, FRSC urges Nigerians

Kindly Share This Story: Iworoko Ekiti truck accident The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged Nigerians to be vigilant against the menace of road accidents in the country. Oyeyemi who disclosed in a statement [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Colombia footballer Quintero wants update on missing father

Kindly Share This Story: Juan Fernando Quintero “I have the right as a son to know what happened to my father,” Colombian international footballer Juan Fernando Quintero on Monday demanded from the country’s new army chief, the fate of his [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Okorocha’s Zuma road in Imo renamed Amechi Mbazulike

Kindly Share This Story: Rochas Okorocha By Chinonso Alozie – Owerri A road in Imo state, named after the former South Africa President, Jacob Zuma by Rochas Okorocha was Monday renamed as Amechi Mbazulike road by governor Emeka Ihedioha. Ihedioha [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

The 10 most memorable Nigerian tech moments of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we look at the most memorable moments in Nigeria’s tech space; a hard thing to do when the year blessed us with so many. In no particular order, here are our favourite 10. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Sport in 2019: Twelve big moments in pictures

Kindly Share This Story: The action was spectacular, exciting and colourful for 12 months around the globe, but the thrilling and sometimes surprising images also caught the wider significance of modern sport. Megan Rapinoe Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe lapped up the [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Oil Spill: Bayelsa community grumbles over purported inappropriate compensation

Kindly Share This Story: …Accuses oil firm, NOSDRA of shortchanging villagers; SPDC denies allegation By Samuel Oyadongha INDIGENES of seaside settlement of Aghoro I, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have accused Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, of [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Despite paucity of funds, Nigeria flares N461bn gas in 2019

Kindly Share This Story: By Michael Eboh While Nigeria continues to delay in the implementation of its zero gas flare policy in the production of crude oil and gas, the country lost $ 1.5 billion to gas flaring in 2019, [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Manufacturing PMI rises to 60.8 index points in December

Kindly Share This Story: …As firms’ confidence in economy grow By Elizabeth Adegbesan The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose for the 33rd  consecutive month to 60.8 index points in December 2019. This represents 1.5 index points increase when compared [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Rabbi stabbing accused referenced Hitler ― US prosecutors

Kindly Share This Story: A Jewish man walks near the Monsey antisemitic attack, New York, December 2019. PHOTO: Reuters United States authorities laid federal hate crimes charges Monday against a man who allegedly referenced Adolf Hitler in his diaries and [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

‘Friends’ theme songwriter dies aged 72

Kindly Share This Story: Allee Willis, who wrote the theme song for the hit television show “Friends,” has died at age 72, her partner Prudence Fenton announced Wednesday. “Rest In Boogie Wonderland Nov 10,1947-December 24, 2019,” Fenton wrote on her [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly strikes

Kindly Share This Story: Iraq’s government warned Monday that its relations with the United States were at risk after deadly American air strikes against a pro-Iran group sparked anger on the streets, with protesters torching US flags. Baghdad said it [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Ibrahimovic set for AC Milan official presentation January 3

Kindly Share This Story: Ibrahimovic Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be officially presented as an AC Milan player on January 3, the Italian club confirmed on Monday. Ibrahimovic returns to the side on a six-month deal, promising to help rescue [...]

December 31, 2019 What the papers say

Militia attack kills 20 in eastern DR Congo

Kindly Share This Story: Militants killed 20 people, most of them hacked to death, in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DR Congo) eastern Beni region in the latest attack by an armed group blamed for massacres that have sparked angry protests. [...]

December 30, 2019 What the papers say

Ekelojuoti helps Sunshine Stars salvage draw against Dakkada

Kindly Share This Story: Sunshine Stars left it late to salvage a 1-1 draw against visiting Dakkada FC in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 11 encounter in Akure. Ondo State Sports Complex hosted the historic first meeting between [...]

December 30, 2019 What the papers say

Taliban agrees to temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan

Kindly Share This Story: The Taliban’s ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn’t say [...]

December 30, 2019 What the papers say

Immigration to fight substance abuse among personnel

Kindly Share This Story: Babandede The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, said on Monday he is committed to fighting drugs and substance abuse among the service personnel. Babandede stated this in a statement issued by the [...]

December 30, 2019 What the papers say