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Daily Archives: January 24, 2020

Benitez rules himself out of Arsenal and Everton jobs

Benitez Rafael Benitez insisted on Monday there is “no chance” he will fill the managerial vacancies at either Arsenal or Everton, but he refused to completely rule out a return to the Premier League. Former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Over 100 million Nigerians lack Identity, says DG NIMS

National Identity Card The Director General, National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Abubakar said over 100 million Nigerians have no official identity. The DG made this known on Monday in Kaduna, in a paper on Importance of National Identity to National [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Fowler hands over to Coordinating Director of Domestic tax, Aina

Babatunde Fowler Emma Ujah Immediate past Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, Monday, handed over to the Coordinating Director Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina. Mr. Fowler expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the privilege [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Eight still missing in New Zealand volcano eruption ― Police

PHOTO: Reuters Eight people were still missing after a volcanic eruption in New Zealand, with no indications they survived the explosion that has already left five dead, police said Tuesday. After initial confusion about how many people were visiting White [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

NAIG to Buhari: Withdraw NDDC Nominees appoint itsekiri as new Chairman

The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately withdraw the current nominees of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and reconstitute the board to follow the NDDC Act, by nominating an Itsekiri man as [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

FG recording successes in fight against corruption — TUGAR

By Michael Eboh & Loveth Chukwuemeka The Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms, TUGAR, Monday, stated that despite the slow judicial process in Nigeria, the Federal Government had recorded significant successes in the fight against corruption. Speaking in Abuja [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Power sector privatisation, grand scheme to defraud Nigeria ― Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan (Centre with gavel) The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Monday stated that the privatization of the power sector in 2005 and 2013 was a grand scheme conceived with the intention to defraud Nigeria. Lawan also [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Jumia becomes smaller as Jumia Travel is said to be taken over by Travelstart

Just a few weeks after closing its eCommerce businesses in Tanzania and Cameroon, and laying off staff in Kenya, Jumia will stop handling the operations of one of its subsidiaries, Jumia Travel. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari jets out to Egypt on Tuesday

President Buhari departs Katsina By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart Abuja Tuesday for Aswan, Egypt to attend the Aswan Forum designed to set “An Agenda for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” A statement [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Comparing the Reno2 and Reno2 F, two of Oppo’s really great smartphones

Though nearly similar in every way, we stack up Oppo’s Reno2 and Reno2 F against each other to see which comes out on top. We can honestly say that it was a fun challenge. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

[Breaking] FIRS: Buhari replaces Babatunde Fowler with Muhammad Nami

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Muhammad Nami to replace Babatunde Fowler as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Also read: Fowler’s tenure expired on Monday. Details shortly… Vanguard Vanguard News [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Uber has launched in Côte d’Ivoire, its first francophone African country

As a part of its expansion into African markets with limited car ownership and public transport, Uber has officially launched its operations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s capital city. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Angry protesters storm French embassy in Lagos

Some protesters stormed the French embassy in Lagos on Monday, accusing President Emmanuel Macron of support for terrorism. The group of protesters, mainly war veterans, was led to the French consulate by civil society organisation, Africa Liberation Vanguard (ALV). In [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Communications authority demands fines from MTN Ghana

After inaccurately billing subscribers and not having a functional customer care line, MTN Ghana is being fined by the National Communications Authority for not following its directives. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Police arrest fleeing kidnapper in Abuja, as gang kill 4 innocent persons in shootout

Police arrest fleeing kidnapper in Abuja, as gang kill 4 innocent persons in shootout

Following a hot pursuit and subsequent exchange of gunfire, a group of wanted kidnappers who were fleeing from Police operatives of the FCT, on Sunday opened fire on innocent citizens who they believed were blocking their escape and killed four [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

A review of Oppo A9 2020

A review of the Oppo A9 2020 that retails for ₦89,900 ($ 248) and was released in Lagos recently Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Fire and petrol bombs after ‘generally peaceful’ Hong Kong march, police say

Riot police block a section of Salisbury Road as people take part in a march from the Tsim Sha Tsui district to Hung Hom in Hong Kong on December 1, 2019. – Tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

How I Work: Fisayo Fosudo, Tech Video Producer

Fisayo shares with us his career journey, his simple — yet efficient — hack for getting things done, and his fascinating pastime. So, without ‘FodaAdu’ here’s how Fisayo Fosudo works: Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

JUST IN: Civil societies demand release of Sowore, give FG 14-day ultimatum

Following the detention of Omoyele Sowore and other activists, a coalition of over 200 civil rights organizations have given President Muhammadu Buhari a 14-day ultimatum to show commitment to the rule of law or face mass action and civil disobedience. [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Anambra Business and Investment Roundtable seeks to shape the future

By Ayo Onikoyi The 3rd edition of the Anambra Business and Investment Rountable (ABR) took place on November 25, 2019; the theme was “Beyond Infrastructure: Rethinking the Future”. Atiku Campaign angry over Obiano’s memo to Anambra workers(Opens in a new [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Anxiety at FIRS as Fowler’s tenure ends

Babatunde Fowler Emma Ujah There is palpable anxiety  among management and senior staff of the Federal Inland Revenue  Sercice (FIRS) as the four-year tenure of the Executive Chairman, Mr. Tunde Fowler ended yeaterday without a word from the Presidency. Fowler’s  [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Four things you should do when one swallows poison

By David O Royal An award-winning Medical Doctor, Bobby Egemba popularly known as Aproko Doctor on Twitter has suggested a few ways one can prevent further harms on the body system when a person swallows poison. Often times, people swallow [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Edo 2020: Obaseki deserves re-election — Apostle Suleiman

General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Int., Apostle Johnson Suleiman addressing journalists in Auchi, Estako West Local Government Area of the state after the Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Church. The General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Int., [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Ecobank CEO counsels students, youths on savings

MANAGING Director, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan, has called on students and youths to imbibe the habit of saving, stressing that it would make them financially responsible and stable. Akinwuntan made this submission during a lecture to mark this [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Analysts project higher GDP growth to 2.4% in Q4’19

…As leading companies on NSE underperform inflation in Q3’19 By Peter Egwuatu DESPITE the poor outing of financial performance by companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, in the third quarter 2019, Q3’19, analysts in the financial sector have projected [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

CeBIH, NIBSS unveil measures to sustain 120% epayment growth

By Babajide Komolafe NIGERIA Interbank Settlement System, NIBSS, and the Committee of E-Banking Industry Heads, CeBIH, have unveiled measures to sustain the 120 percent growth in electronic payment transactions recorded under the Payment System Vision 2020, PSV 2020. Global Accelerex [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Climate policies could erase $2.3trn in companies value ― Report

Activists from Extinction Rebellion attend a climate change protest on Gran Via street as COP25 climate summit is held in Madrid, Spain, December 7, 2019. PHOTO: Reuters Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to $ 2.3 trillion [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Wike approves enrolment of more pensioners on payroll

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has approved the inclusion of 2,673 additional retirees into the monthly pension payment scheme of the state government. According to a statement on Sunday by the Director-General, Rivers State Pension [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

Obaseki mourns death of Reinhard Bonnke, celebrates his impactful life

Gov Godwin Obaseki The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the death of influential evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, who died at the age of 79 years. In a statement, the governor said Bonnke lived an impactful life and is [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say

World Bank approves 26 micro projects in Ogun

By James Ogunnaike In its quest to provide quality social infrastructure and improve the standard of living of the rural dwellers in Ogun State,  World Bank has approved 26 micro-projects for immediate implementation in13 communities in six Local Government Areas [...]

December 9, 2019 What the papers say