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Daily Archives: February 12, 2020

New Islamic State group leader confirmed ―Report

Kindly Share This Story: Islamic States Jihadist Intelligence services have identified the new leader of the Islamic State (IS) group as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi. British newspaper, The Guardian (UK) citing officials from two unnamed spy services, described [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Several killed in fight between Boko Haram, ISWAP members

Kindly Share This Story: Boko Haram fighters Intense gunfire between two rival jihadist groups in northeast Nigeria has left several fighters dead, two sources with close knowledge of the incident told AFP on Monday. Fighters in pickup trucks from a [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Alleged Malabu bribe: EFCC slams 7-count charge against Adoke, Abubakar

Mohammed Adoke By Soni Daniel – Abuja After nearly five weeks of being detained in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the anti-graft agency has finally slammed the former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

ÀMÒTÉKÙN: Don’t destabilize Nigeria, Yoruba group warns FG

Kindly Share This Story: Amotekun banner Ola Ajayi – Ibadan The Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI) yesterday criticized the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) of unduly overheating the polity and putting [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Erosion: Don’t start work without EIA, FG tells firms

Kindly Share This Story: File: Erosion site By Chris Ochayi The Federal Government has warned firms handling construction projects in the country to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, before the commencement of work on any project. The government noted that [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

D’Tigers to start 2021 Afrobasket qualification race November

Kindly Share This Story: D’Tigers The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) said on Monday that D’Tigers would compete in Qualification Group D alongside Mali, Rwanda and Algeria for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship. Afolabi Oni, the federation’s Media [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Buhari shakes hand with Boris Johnson, lists achievements so far

Kindly Share This Story: By Nwafor Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday reeled out his achievements since he assumed office in 2015. He told the British Prime Minister the gains he has made on different fronts in his administration. [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

GTBank customers are having issues using the mobile app and USSD codes

Dialling USSD codes from any mobile phone or using a bank mobile app is one of the easiest ways to perform online transactions. At the moment, GTBank customers are having issues using the mobile app and USSD codes Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 20, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

3-hour documentary on Oshiomhole’s `dark side’ out Jan. 30 ― Ex-speaker

Kindly Share This Story: The immediate past speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, says he is set to release a three-hour documentary, “exposing Mr Adams Oshiomhole’s dark waters.’’ But the Oshiomhole camp says the former [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitism

Kindly Share This Story: Pope Francis on Monday condemned the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism around the world, linking it to the rise of populism. Next week’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp should serve as a [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

How many African startups co-founded by women raised $1 million or more in 2019?

Based on a report by Briter Bridges, about 100 startups in Africa raised over $ 1 million last year. From the perspective of diversity, we take a look at how women fared in this discussion. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 20, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria accounts for 50% of glaucoma cases in Africa — TCF

Kindly Share This Story: …Laments rising cases of eye defects By Michael Eboh and Fortune Eromosele A medical foundation and eye hospital in Nigeria, the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, TCF, has raised the alarm over the rising incidences of glaucoma and [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Ganduje celebrates Supreme Court Victory, calls for better Kano

Kindly Share This Story: Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kan By Abdulmumin Murtala – Kano The Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC,  has called on the opposition to come and join hands with him for [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

UN urges reform amid escalation in anti-gov’t protests in Iraq

Kindly Share This Story: Iraq protesters The Special Representative of UN secretary-general for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Monday urged the Iraqi authorities for a renewed push for reform. She expressed her concern about violence during the ongoing anti-government protests over [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

FRSC recorded 80% drop in road crashes in Bayelsa in 2019 — official

Kindly Share This Story: The Bayelsa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said it recorded  a drop of about 80 per cent in the number of road accidents in the state in 2019 The Sector Commander, [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

How I Work: Titilola Oludimu, tech journalist with the midas touch

A passion for digging up important stories in the tech ecosystem has led Titilola to write several impactful and emotional stories of people that have propelled their businesses and careers. Heres how she works Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 20, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Plateau United rediscover scoring prowess in 5-0 thrashing of Adamawa United

Kindly Share This Story: Fans at the New Jos stadium had everything to cheer about as Plateau United put smiles on their faces with the demolition of Adamawa United in one of MatchDay 16 fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

How Sokoto communities organised special prayers ahead of Supreme Court judgment

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state Some communities in Sokoto State on Sunday organised special prayer sessions ahead of Monday Supreme Court judgment for the success of the state and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal. The grand finale prayer session was led [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Ganduje’s election, dismisses appeal

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Supreme Court, on Monday, upheld the election of governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of Justices that was led [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Nigerian startups considering a merger or acquisition should worry about the integration phase

Merger and acquisition news can be exciting for startups. But what is not often discussed is that the integration phase can be equally challenging Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 20, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Six die, 10 injured in autocrash on Ogbomoso road

Kindly Share This Story: Ola Ajayi, Ibadan Six persons including two females were killed on Sunday in an auto-crash at Abuduka area of Suurulere North Local Council Development Area (LCDA.) The accident involved a new truck belonging to a business [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Akwa Ibom PDP protests Imo Supreme court judgement

Kindly Share This Story: Abia PDP protesters By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo Akwa Ibom state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Sunday joined its counterparts across the country to protest what it called unjust and unfair ruling of the Apex [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

The Imo shock

 By Donu Kogbara Ihedioha-Uzodinma I’m now so wearily accustomed to Nigerian political tsunamis and legal dramas that I, as a general rule, barely bat an eyelid when something sensational happens. I usually just shrug and carry on. But I nearly [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Fidelity Bank splashes N50m cash prizes on customers

Kindly Share This Story: By Elizabeth Adegbesan FIDELITY Bank has improved the living standard of its customers with N50 million cash prizes and 93 consolation prizes through its Get Alert in Millions (GAIM) Season 4 Promo. Speaking at the third [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Executive Order on infrastructure needs a push

Kindly Share This Story: Nigerian Flag SINCE the Private/Public Partnership model of infrastructural development was introduced in Nigeria in the President Olusegun Obasanjo era, we have strongly and consistently advocated for the strengthening of this model as a means of [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Rashford out for 2-3 months as Man United ’s misery continues

Kindly Share This Story: Marcus Rashford is expected to be sidelined for two to three months, as he recovers from a stress fracture in his back and an underlying ankle injury. The United talisman missed Sunday’s trip to ​Liverpool after [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Niger Delta group cautions Minister over utterances on NDDC Board

Kindly Share This Story: Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC By Perez Brisibe THE Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has been asked by the Niger Delta Integrity Network, NDIN to be mindful of his utterances against [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Amotekun here to stay, Fani-Kayode tells FG

Kindly Share This Story: By Dirisu Yakubu Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to perish any thought of outlawing the newly launched South-West security outfit, Amotekun, saying it has come to stay to [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say

Rebic last gasp strike snatches 3-2 victory for Milan over Udinese

Kindly Share This Story: AC Milan secured their third successive win in all competitions on Sunday after Ante Rebic scored deep into injury time to secure a last-gasp 3-2 win over Udinese at San Siro. Franck Kessie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic [...]

January 20, 2020 What the papers say