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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Africa’s Agric development lies in sustainable technology, innovation — AATF

Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Ewepu- Abuja The African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF, has emphasized that hope for Africa’s agricultural development lies deeply in sustainable technology and innovation. This was contained in the Foundation’s programme overview, where it stated [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Paga’s acquisition of Ethiopian software development company, Apposit, was inevitable

In a bid to kick-start its international expansion this year, Paga made its first move to Ethiopia by acquiring its long-term partner, Apposit. However, it seems this has been in the works for quite some time. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Police rescue woman, 7 months old baby from Kidnappers in Katsina forest

Kindly Share This Story: By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja. The Police in Katsina state, working jointly with personnel of the Nigerian military on Tuesday rescued a 30-year-old woman, Fidausi Yusuf and her seven months old baby, from a kidnappers den [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Inter confident of sealing Christian Eriksen signing in January

Kindly Share This Story: Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (L) instructs Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen as he comes on the field during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Jurgen Klopp urges FA to replace Cup replays with penalty shootouts

Kindly Share This Story: Jurgen Klopp Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the FA to scrap cup replays altogether in a bid to reduce the numbers of games that players are forced to play in a given season, while also [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

NCC pricing control: Voice call tariffs do not influence customers’ choice of telco as much as data costs do

Mobile telephony came into Nigeria in 2001 with MTN — first-mover — and three other entrants remaining 19 years later. As NCC’s pricing control promotes healthy competition among telcos, users are spoilt for choice. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Effects of combat exposure, trauma experience on mental health

Kindly Share This Story: By Adedeji Oluwakorede In light of the recent celebration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, it is paramount that we celebrate the dead, especially these great martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sovereignty of this [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

BREAKING: Kano PDP chairman dumps party for APC

Kindly Share This Story: By Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi, the caretaker committee Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has dumped the party and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Bichi, a very close [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

For an all-inclusive work experience, coworking spaces might begin to adopt the night shift model

Coworking spaces have been around for a while and although they provide autonomy, sometimes, productivity can be stifled. Having considered this, some workspaces are beginning to introduce night shifts. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

NAFDAC faults accusation of plot to derail port trade facilitation

Kindly Share This Story: By Eguono Odjegba NAFDAC to host meeting of healthcare regulators from 44 African countries NATIONAL Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has debunked claims that it was turning the agency into revenue generation arm [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Uzodinma vs Ihedioha: 9 PDP, APGA, AA lawmakers defect, boost APC in Imo

Kindly Share This Story: Deputy Speaker resigns As reactions continue on Supreme Court verdict Ihedioha-Uzodinma By Chinonso Alozie As reactions continued to trail the judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo gubernatorial election, nine lawmakers of Imo State House of [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

75% of freight forwarders untrained – CRFFN boss

Kindly Share This Story: By Godwin Oritse CHAIRMAN of the  Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, Col. Abubakar Tsani, (retd) has said that about 75 percent of freight forwarders currently practicing in Nigeria are untrained. Speaking [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Nigeria’s economic policies need data analytics — Awosokanre, Hitachi Regional MD, West Africa

Kindly Share This Story: By Juliet Umeh Akinwale Awosokanre is an Information Technology, IT, expert with over two decades of experience. His wealth of experience spans around Business Development and Sales in the Telecommunications, Manufacturing and IT industries. His excellent [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

MMA Customs records 125 seizures, nets N56bn

Kindly Share This Story: By Eguono Odjegba THE Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, decentralization of cargo clearing process may have aided its revenue collection system. The command generated N56.4 billion last year as against N50.1 [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Google boss Pichai advocates for artificial intelligence regulation

Kindly Share This Story: Google and new Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai Google and Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Victor Moses nears Fenerbache exit with Conte’s Inter waiting

Kindly Share This Story: ​Inter have supposedly agreed personal terms with Victor Moses as Antonio Conte looks to further strengthen his defensive line. Moses who has struggled with injury all season has made just six starts in the Turkish Super [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

STATS:Can Man United cope without Marcus Rashford

Kindly Share This Story: Manchester United’s English striker Marcus Rashford (R) puts the ball past Norwich City’s Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul (L) to score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Norwich City [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

How Gov Emmanuel is ending decade arrears of gratuities, pensions in Akwa Ibom

Kindly Share This Story: By B. N. Etim Few weeks to Christmas, some retired primary school teachers in Akwa Ibom state and they’re next – of – kins protested the non – payment of their retirement benefits by the successive [...]

January 22, 2020 What the papers say

Buhari has reneged on his promise to Isoko Nation ⁠— Iduh

Kindly Share This Story: … Says FG Pushing Isoko Towards Restiveness President Buhari with Isoko elders President Muhammadu Buhari is facing an accusation of reneging on his promises of seeing to the development of Isoko Nation as well as appointment [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Tambuwal offers to work with opposition

Kindly Share This Story: … As Sultan Sues for Unity Left to right: Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, ex-Gov. Attahiru D. Bafarawa and the State Deputy Governor, Mannir Muhammad Daniya, when Gov. Tambuwal [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Flutterwave secures $35 million, led by Greycroft with participation from Visa and Worldpay

Following its last raise in 2018, Flutterwave has gone further to raise a series B round of $ 35 million to expand to northern and Francophone Africa. This time, Visa and Worldpay participated. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos govt debunks fake list of restricted routes for motorcycles, tricycles

Kindly Share This Story: Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso. PHOTO: NAN The Lagos State Government has debunked fake list of restricted areas for commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke Marwa) currently in circulation. The Commissioner [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Beyond OPay, money lending apps may be at risk for alleged violation of Google’s policies

A recent report suggests Opera’s micro-lending platforms may have violated Google’s policies but other lending platforms are not exempt from this. Should they be worried? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Magu decries UK’s refusal to extradite Allison-Madueke

Kindly Share This Story: Diezani Allison-Madueke, Petro Minister The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom (UK), to extradite former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

OPay removes loan feature, OKash, amidst heavy backlash on its lending rates

OPay takes lending feature, OKash, off its app. This might be in response to reports that recently emerged stating that Opera’s lending businesses have been in constant violation of Google’s Playstore policies. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Cross River Govt suspends activities of LG Pensions Board

Kindly Share This Story: The Cross River State Government, Monday, took drastic steps by suspending activities of the Local Government Pensions Board till further notice. This was made known by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Stella Oreme Odey, [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Cowrywise becomes the first Nigerian startup in the Catalyst Fund’s accelerator portfolio

Cowrywise has joined the list of 31 fintech startups accelerated by Catalyst Fund. It appears this latest addition may signal more investment prospects for Nigerian fintech startups in the next three years Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

My first album sold over a million in hard copy – Danny Young

Kindly Share This Story: By Ayo Onikoyi Nigerian Afropop singer, Danny Young recently stole the limelight when he sued Tiwa Savage for copyright infringement over his 2009 hit single ‘Oju Tiwon” which the diva used in her 2018 song “One” [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Ex-militant leaders urge Buhari, NASS to review anomalies in PAP reintegration

Kindly Share This Story: By Emma Amaize – Asaba Former Niger Delta militant leaders under phase three of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari and National Assembly to revisit the reintegration exercise and include their [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Brain Drain: Protection of doctors’ welfare — NMA

Kindly Share This Story: Nigerian Medical Association, NMA We had a health summit where we tried to analyse the causes of the problems we have in health and we have a summary of the findings and we try to work [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say