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Macron postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly Niger attack

French president, Emmanuel Macron French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to postpone to early 2020 a meeting of Sahel country leaders due to take place in France later this month, the French presidency said. [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say
Neymar shines in PSG’s 5-0 crushing of Galatasaray

Neymar shines in PSG’s 5-0 crushing of Galatasaray

Neymar marked his first start in a Champions League game in a year by scoring one goal and setting up two more as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 5-0 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday. Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia netted [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Ribery to undergo ankle surgery

Robben (l) and Ribery (R) French midfielder Franck Ribery will undergo surgery after suffering serious ligament damage to his right ankle, his club Fiorentina confirmed on Thursday. Ribery, 36, had to be helped off the pitch after a clash with [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

No more crisis or factions in Zamfara APC, Party Chieftain declares

All Progressive Congress By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former gubernatorial aspirant in Zamfara state, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji has dismissed claims of crisis or factionalisation within the ranks of the party in [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Abia CP confirms killing of fruit vendor in Umuahia

The Nigerian Police The Abia police command has confirmed the death of one Miss Kasarachi Okwuonu, a fruit vendor, who was reportedly hit by a “stray bullet” during a crossfire between the police and alleged armed bandits at Apumiri, the [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Body of SANs demand judicial commission of inquiry into alleged DSS invasion of court

From left: Femi Falana, Francis Chuka Agbu, Henry Oghogho Ogbodu, and others who were elevated to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, during their swearing-in conducted by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar at the Supreme Court, Abuja, [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

NSE: market capitalisation sustains upward posture, up N65bn

Nigerian Stock Exchange Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained positive trend on Thursday for the second consecutive day. Specifically, the market capitalisation increased further by N65 billion or 0.51 per cent to close at N12.823 trillion against N12.758 [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Sanwo-Olu to perform groundbreaking of OPM school for indigent students

By  Omeiza Ajayi Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu would Friday perform the groundbreaking of a free school for the less privileged children in the state, sponsored by the Omega Power Ministries OPM. General Overseer of OPM, and the President of [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Why Orogun (Delta) needs federal poly — Omo-Agege

Deputy President of The Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege The Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege has said that the federal polytechnic, Orogun when established, will address youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region. He stated this at a one-day public hearing [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Court sentences 2 INEC staff over N362m Diezani Maduekwe’s bribe

Yola High Court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, has sentenced two officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to 21 years imprisonment each for receiving a bribe of N362 million from former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Maduekwe, [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Fans slam ‘Home Alone’ reboot following cast announcement

When Disney announced a reboot of “Home Alone” this past August, fans, and even Macaulay Culkin himself, eviscerated the studio for tinkering with the 1990 John Hughes Christmas classic. And after unveiling the film’s cast list, it ignited the online [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Kenya launches open contract portal, though all contracts expired months ago

Makueni county in Kenya recently launched its online open contract portal to allow stakeholders to bid to execute government contracts, though every contract currently expired since May 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Business leaders, Artists storm Awka for “Access More With Stanel Master Class”

By Ayo Onikoyi Nigerian business leaders and top Nigerian Artists will, on Wednesday, December 18 storm Awka, Anambra State for the grand breaking ‘Access More With Stanel Master Class’ event to mentor and nourish young Nigerian entrepreneurs in a preparatory [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

This Lagos-based startup is making it easier for people to plan events

If you have ever had to plan an event, word is that you got a headache from all the stress. Before you try to plan another, find out how Planit can make it relatively easy for you. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Refund to bank customers stand at N76.7bn, $20.9m — CBN

Mr Kofo-Abdulsalam Alada, the Director, Consumer Protection Department (CPD) of CBN, said this at a workshop for business editors and members of the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN), on Thursday in Yola. Alada, represented by Mr. Tyoden Nanfwang of [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Despite numerous exits, the African classifieds market still has every prospect of success

How recent activities by Jiji and insights from its co-founder/CEO point to the fact that there are still prospects for the classifieds space in Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Age, nothing but number? Etinosa flaunts lover who’s 10yrs younger

By Juliet Ebirim Nigerian actress, Etinosa Idemudia has allegedly found love in the arms of a younger lover. The controversial instagram sensation is rumoured to be having a romantic relationship with a young artiste named Christopher, who goes by Moriensounds [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Microsoft wants to make genuine Windows PCs more affordable and accessible to Africans

About 66% of PCs shipped to Africa every year come with pirated software. Considering the risks to business and data privacy, Microsoft has lauched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, in a bid to make genuine alternatives more accesible [...]

December 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Minimum Wage: NLC prepares for showdown with governors Dec. 31

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony, if state governors refuse to conclude negotiations and payment of the National Minimum Wage by December 31. In a communique issued at the end of its meeting [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

In 2019 alone, this Africa-focused accelerator has invested in 7 sub-Saharan Africa startups 

Giving its activities as an accelerator, we make The Baobab Network share some insights on how they invest. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Alleged video capture & killing of soldiers by Boko Haram is false – Army

… says it’s the handiwork of IPOB Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai By Kingsley Omonobi The Nigerian Army has described a trending video purporting that Boko Haram terrorists captured and killed several troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

What I am bringing differently to UNIBEN — New VC

By Ozioruva Aliu, Benin  University of Benin gate THE new Vice Chancellor of University of Benin, UNIBEN, Professor (Mrs) Lilian Salami, has said she will breath a new lease of life into the institution with a seven point agenda to [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Agwa xmas carnival of peace, beauty pageant for Dec.

*A scene from previous carnival By Japhet Davidson AFTER its test run last year, the entire Agwa community, friends, in-laws and lovers of culture will be treated to what can be described as a trinity feast of carnival, cultural pageant [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Klopp explains why Salah baffled him in Liverpool win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted he had “no idea how” Mo Salah scored his goal after missing earlier “sitters” in their 2-0 win over RB Salzburg. The Egyptian scored from what seemed an impossibly tight angle having missed a number [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Resolve Minority Caucus division now

DEMOCRACIES thrive on checks and balances. In the absence of formidable opposition a multi-party democracy can transform into a one party-dominated state, which is a prelude to misgovernance, civilian dictatorship and instability. READ ALSO:Updated: Incessant military air crashes in Nigeria [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

ASUU needs reform, says FUOYE VC

By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti VICE Chancellor, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, (FUOYE), Prof Kayode Soremekun, has said the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, needs a complete overhaul in order to be more effective. Prof Soremekun made this known when a [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Two reviews of Trump-Russia probe to have opposite conclusions ― Official testifies

Donald Trump Two separate U.S. Department of Justice reviews are likely to reach opposite conclusions about whether the FBI investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign had sufficient cause to look into any ties with Russia, an official watchdog told Congress [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Kaduna govt offers digital skills training to 360 youth

Kaduna State Government has offered digital skills to 360 youth expected to start-up businesses in digital technology. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 360 youth participated in the Click-On Kaduna and Kad-DIP digital training programmes, funded by the [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say

Use National Health Act to fast track UHC, Anthropologist tells FG

Mrs Abieyuwa Abel, a Social Anthropologist, has called on the Federal Government to use the National Health Act (NHA), 2014, to fast track Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria. Abel made the call in an interview with the News Agency [...]

December 12, 2019 What the papers say