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Daily Archives: April 6, 2020

BREAKING: Barcelona sack Valverde, Quique Setien is his replacement

Kindly Share This Story: Barcelona’s Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde looks on during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on May 7, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Church accountant jailed for 18 years over N15.5m theft

Kindly Share This Story: Ibrahim Aku Soni Daniel An accountant with a church in Adamawa State has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for stealing the sum of N15.5 million belonging to the religious body. The man, Ibrahim Aku, an [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

2023 Igbo presidency: Aspirants woo America

Kindly Share This Story: An array of potential presidential aspirants stormed the United States to lobby support for election of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023, a move similar to the global campaign undertaken by members of All [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Mat Ryan donates £15,000 to Australian bushfire relief

Kindly Share This Story: Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan is set to donate around £15,000 to help the battle against the enormous bush fire in Australia. Ryan, who hails from Australia, pledged to donate AU$ 500 to Wires [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Two weeks after wedding, Imam discovers he married a man

Kindly Share This Story: A Ugandan Imam has been suspended for getting married to a fellow man. According to Daily Monitor, Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District tied the knot with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Abuja resident doctors embark on warning strike over N20m salary arrears

Kindly Share This Story: By Luminous Jannamike – Abuja Members of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja have embarked on a three-day warning strike over non-payment of shortfalls in their salaries. They took the decision [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Court rejects Maina’s plea to reject EFCC evidence

Kindly Share This Story: Maina The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday declined the application filed by the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, requesting the court to reject documented evidence presented against him by [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

5 months in office: What has become of Pantami’s orders to various agencies?

In five months as Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has given orders to agencies under his supervision; we highlight some orders as well as the reactions that have trailed them Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

50 Years After Civil War: Nigeria government must be decentralised ―Pat Utomi

Kindly Share This Story: …Says Nigeria may not exist if Biafra war is fought today Professor Pat Utomi By Prince Okafor and Dapo Akinrefon Professor Pat Utomi, Monday, calls for the decentralisation of the nation’s government, saying such action will [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

President Muhammadu Buhari signs Finance Bill into law: What it means for the tech ecosystem

Today the Finance Bill has been signed into law, effectively changing the tax regime for small startups and bank account holders, and could cause an upset for e-commerce in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Israeli given 4 months prison term for illegal entry to Jordan, drug charges

Kindly Share This Story: A Jordanian court on Monday sentenced an Israeli man to four months in prison on charges of illegally entering the country and possessing drugs. The verdict against Konstantin Kotov, who was arrested in October, was issued [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Nigeria’s broadband plan gets a $732 million boost

To diversify its oil dependent economy and form more a cohesive mission, Nigeria enters a public private partnership to invest $ 732 million into building solid broadband infrastructures that will serve the nation. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

MURIC: Buhari’s daughter flying private jet, message to lazy female Nigerians

Kindly Share This Story: Hanan Buhari with her Camera. PHOTO: Twitter The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has thrown its weight behind Hanan Buhari use of the presidential jet, claiming it sends a strong message to Nigerian girl-child to eschew laziness. [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

National Identification Number: Here is how to check using a USSD code

Have you enrolled for your National ID card but do not have a National Identification Number (NIN)? Here is how to get your NIN using a USSD code Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Imo rerun, supplementary poll holds January 25 — REC

Kindly Share This Story: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) By Chidi Nkwopara, OWERRI. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed January 25, 2020, for the court ordered rerun and supplementary election in Imo State, for the Okigwe/Onuimo/Isiala Mbano federal [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Data Wars 2019: Glo’s heavy loss and MTN’s continued dominance defines the battle for Internet supremacy

The battle for the share of Nigeria’s Internet market heated up in 2019 and after a closely fought battle, MTN once more pulled ahead of the pack but Glo’s loss of over a million internet subscribers had a ripple effect. [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps
BREAKING: Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

BREAKING: Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

Kindly Share This Story: Victor Ogunyinka President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the finance bill into law. In a short thread on his verified Twitter handle, Buhari noted that “This is the first time, since the return of democracy in 1999, [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

How I Work: Joan Omionawele, Boombuzz Country Manager

On the first How I Work edition of the year, Joan Omionawele, the Country Manager for Boomplay’s media arm, Boombuzz shares how she began her career form her university days and walks us through her process as creator and editor [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Shaka Momodu: A Columnist as Hater-in-Chief – FEMI ADESINA

Kindly Share This Story: Femi Adesina By FEMI ADESINA For many years, week after week, Shaka Momodu opens the sewers, and pours vitriol on President Muhammadu Buhari on the back page of This Day Newspapers. We ignore him, reasoning that [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Techpoint Africa to host Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, in Lagos

Join Techpoint in hosting the President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, and other senior Yale University officials at a town hall meeting this Thursday, 16th of January 2020. The interactive discussion with key leaders in the Lagos technology entrepreneurship ecosystem [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian gets resident permit after 21 years sleeping on London buses

Kindly Share This Story: PHOTO: Getty Images For more than two decades after his asylum application was rejected, Sunny found a safe haven aboard the buses that zigzag across London at night. What’s it like to spend every night on [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Kindly Share This Story: A general view shows a burnt land on a farm after overnight bushfires in Adaminaby, in Australia’s New South Wales state on January 5, 2020. – Australians on January 5 counted the cost from a day [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Are motorcycle-hailing startups adopting offline methods in order to scale their tricycle verticals?

The emergence of motorcycle ride-hailing startups ushered in three-wheeled services last year. But unlike their predecessors, these services are likely easier to scale offline than online. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

The budget of sustainable development

Kindly Share This Story: By Paul Orie THE people of Ndokwa East are permanently confronted with the spectre of erosion and flooding. These environmental problems have continued to take heavy tolls on the communities, washing away their farms, homes, economic [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

2023: Disquiet over ANN’s romance with RCCG

Kindly Share This Story: Don’t heat up the polity—CODERIt’s unconstitutional—OkorieRCCG denies involvement By Dapo Akinrefon, Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Ajayi The debate over the 2023 general elections seems to be gaining momentum daily. This is irrespective of the fact that the [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

N13,500 pay threatens Operation Amotekun

Kindly Share This Story: The pay is poor —HuntersStart with N50, 000 —AgbekoyaStates yet to decide on remuneration — DojumoTo meet in Ibadan todayS’West Govs’ action constitutional—Ekiti NBAAmotekun not  a military wing of OPC—Aare Adams By Dayo Johnson, Dapo Akinrefon, [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Prof. Chukwuemeka Ike, 50th anniversary of end of Civil War and the Igbo Question

Kindly Share This Story: By Osa Amadi, Arts Editor Today, January 13, 2020, is quite significant in Nigeria’s history for three major reasons. First, it is exactly 50 years today since the Biafra-Nigerian Civil War ended on 13 January 1970. [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

We agree de-escalation ‘only solution’ to solve crisis with US ― Iran

Kindly Share This Story: United States President, Donald Trumo (L) and Iran President, Rouhani (Left) Iran signalled Sunday it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and Tehran [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Guardiola faces huge task of replacing Man City’s ‘golden generation’

Kindly Share This Story: Guardiola Pep Guardiola knows replacing Manchester City’s “golden generation” is a tough task but it is one he must accomplish to keep the team at the pinnacle of English football. Talismanic captain Vincent Kompany has already [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist quits country

Kindly Share This Story: Kimia Alizadeh Iran’s only female Olympic medalist has said on social media she had left her homeland. Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh said this was because she had had enough of being used by Iranian authorities as [...]

January 13, 2020 What the papers say