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Ogun govt to swear in commissioners Friday

Kindly Share This Story: Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun will on Friday swear in the 19 commissioners recently screened and approved by the state Assembly. The confirmed 19 [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

63 ‘terrorists’, 25 others killed in Niger army base attack

Kindly Share This Story: Heavily armed assailants stormed a military base in Niger on Thursday killing 25 people and leading to fierce clashes that killed 63 “terrorists”, the defence ministry said, in an area where dozens died in a previous [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Russian army announces ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

Kindly Share This Story: Syrian government forces intensified their attacks on Idlib, which is home to three million people, late in April, 2019. PHOTO: Reuters The Russian army announced Thursday that a ceasefire has begun in Syria’s Idlib, the last [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Woman detained, investigated in Kosovo for urging revenge over Iran

Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed in a US strike on Baghdad’s international airport. PHOTO: AFP A Kosovan woman has been detained for 30 days while police investigate her [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Today In History: First photograph of a person was taken and more

Kindly Share This Story: 1839: First photograph of a person was taken- In early 1838, Louis Daguerre used his famous daguerreotype process of photography to snap a photo of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris. The streets in the photo [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Aloma Mukhtar: Amazon of legal profession

Kindly Share This Story: By Charles Kumolu, Deputy Editor, Sunday Vanguard *Aloma Mariam Mukhtar BEING the first female Chief Justice  of Nigeria, CJN, is not the only thing  that sets apart Honourable Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar.  So many aspects of [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

IPPIS: Over 70% of ASUU members has enrolled — FG

Kindly Share This Story: —As Varsity teachers meet Buhari in Aso Rock  By Johnbosco Agbakwuru  PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Thursday, met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.  This is as the [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Twitter to test ways to limit online abuse

Kindly Share This Story: Twitter Twitter has announced it will test new ways to limit online abuse by offering users control over who can reply to tweets. “We want to help people feel safe participating in the conversation on Twitter [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

ABU: JAMB promises change of school for candidate allegedly denied Medicine course

Kindly Share This Story: JAMB Says Miss Thomas didn’t apply for Medicine in ABU By Joseph Erunke Amidst controversies trailing her alleged denial for admission into Medicine by the Management of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Miss Goodness Thomas, has [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Here’s what you need to know about Iyin Aboyeji’s Future Africa Fund for startups

Future Africa recently announced the launch of three initiatives in its focus areas — capital, coaching, and community. We take a look at the Future Africa Fund, and this is what co-founder, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, tells us. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

2023: PDP blasts Adeyeye, Bakare

…Labels their comments irresponsible By Dirisu Yakubu The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday took exception to comments credited to former Chief Whip of the Senate, Sola Adeyeye, who earlier in the week accused the PDP of playing poor politics ahead [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Bauchi state government introduces digital attendance to root out ghost teachers

The Bauchi State Ministry of Education has joined the list of public agencies already adopting automation in the country by introducing a digital attendance system. We consider their success chances Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

PDP Vs APC: Imo police asked to investigate clashes

Kindly Share This Story: By Chinonso Alozie- Owerri The Imo State police has been called upon to investigate the clashes between the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chairmen of the Interim management committee and the All Progressives Congress, APC, 27 suspended [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Safaricom loses petition not to disclose business contracts

Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecoms recently lost its petition not to disclose potentially senisitive business information to the Competition Authority of Kenya. Said rejection may be for good reason. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

British royal family hurt and disappointed by Harry and Meghan announcement

Kindly Share This Story: Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex.  Photo by Tim Rooke/Shutterstock  Britain’s royal family was hurt and disappointed by the shock announcement by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan that they will step back from their [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Meet ARED, the Rwandan company revolutionising how people charge phones and access digital content in Africa

Creating jobs and connecting communities with digital content while using solar energy is a feat most entrepreneurs can only dream of. However, Rwandan entrepreneur, Henri Nyakarundi started ARED to do just that. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Photos: Operation Amotekun set to launch in Ibadan

Kindly Share This Story: Ola Ajayi, Ibadan Though the event is fixed for 10am, people have been coming in droves for the important launch. Vanguard gathered that five out of six states in the zone have sent their vehicles. In [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Here’s how Opera News may be creating a culture of Chinese-style censorship in Nigeira

Opera News content creators are calling out the platform for undue content censorship Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Kebbi Govt approves N428.4m for university lecturers’ allowance

Kindly Share This Story: Bagudu Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved N428. 4 million for payment outstanding Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) to the staff of the state-owned University of Science and Technology, Aliero. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

CBN’s revised guidelines and the surface narrative of a threat to Nigerian fintech platforms

In a bid to deepen financial inclusion, CBN revised bank charges to a seemingly tolerable extent, but a lot is left to be desired when compared to what is offered by various fintech platforms Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Physicians laud nurses on 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale

Kindly Share This Story: By Chioma Obinna Millions of physicians across the world have lauded nurses and midwives in all countries for their co-operation and teamwork at all times and in all conditions. This is coming on the heels of [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Oshiomhole boycotts Auchi day celebration, scuttles Edo Traditional Council’s effort to resolve political impasse

Kindly Share This Story: …We will not play politics of favouritism, says Obaseki Attempts by the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs chaired by His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, to resolve the political [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Sordid state of Nigerian roads

Kindly Share This Story: By Gambo Dori IT was the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, who stirred the hornet’s nest. During a briefing session with State House Correspondents, after the weekly Executive Council meeting, in early November, [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Re: Nigeria in dire need of salvation

Kindly Share This Story: RIGHT OF REPLY By Ahamefula Njoku I READ the brilliant article in the Vanguard Newspaper of January 6, 2020 titled: “Nigeria in Dire Need of Salvation” by my friend of over 20 years, Augustine Okhiria Agbonsuremi, a [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

NGO rates UNIOSUN least corrupt state varsity

Kindly Share This Story: By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo Osun State University, Osogbo campus,UNIOSUN.. OSUN State University,  UNIOSUN, has emerged the 2019 “least corrupt state university in the country”. This is according to the Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

EdTech solutions will enhance learning process, parental involvement — Expert

Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Olawale File: Children A TCHNOLOGY Analyst, Chris Opetiyan, has said EdTech materials being introduced into the nation’s education system will not only enhance learning and teaching process, but will improve parental involvement in the education [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Cyber security: iPhones, Instagram more prone to hacking

Kindly Share This Story: By Juliet Umeh Research by a UK-based smartphone Company, Case24.com, has revealed that iPhones are 167 times more prone to hacking as compared to other brands. The report analyzed the monthly search volume data from Google [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

UK-Nigeria Tech Hub: Five Nigerian women tech entrepreneurs to get UK training

Kindly Share This Story: By Juliet Umeh Five development-focused women entrepreneurs that won UK-Nigeria Tech Hub competition will be leaving for United Kingdom for African Investment Summit, this month. The winners emerged from the 10 finalists at a keenly contested [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Miyetti Allah bans night grazing nationwide

Kindly Share This Story: By Jeremiah Urowayino Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) yesterday banned night grazing nationwide as part of measures to curb the perennial clashes between herders and Farmers. The National Secretary of the MACBAN Mr. [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say

Trump pulls back from war with Iran

Kindly Share This Story: United States President, Donald Trump President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be “standing down” after firing missiles — without causing casualties — at [...]

January 9, 2020 What the papers say