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Daily Archives: February 12, 2020

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

Why Africa needs to focus on technology for labour and infrastructure in this decade

Given Africa’s expected population increase to 1.65 billion, the recent Foresight Africa report highlights what strategies African governments can implement to manage this growth successfully. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Labour, Dickson, Ali, back Amotekun

Kindly Share This Story: It was necessitated by collapsing security apparatus — DicksonSays it’s a component of restructuringIt’s way to go in addressing security challenges —LabourNigeria can’t engage enough manpower to police entire countrySupport outfit, Yusuf Ali tells FG By [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Techpoint Build 2020 is here! Be part of the largest startup and technology gathering in West Africa

Now in its third edition, Techpoint Build 2019 (West African edition) will feature two stages: startup and tech as well as a pitch competition and thought-provoking sessions and a lots more. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

We didn’t conduct in-depth probe into Maina’s case, EFCC witness

Kindly Share This Story: Maina An EFCC Operative, Mohammed Goji, on Monday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that the commission did not conduct a thorough investigation into the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) headed by Abdulrasheed Maina to [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

‘NNPC records 45,347 pipeline breaks in 18 yrs’

Kindly Share This Story: Fire outbreak at the scene of pipeline vandalism In the wake of the dastard act that threw major parts of Lagos into mourning Sunday evening, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the numbers [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

NACA trains 122 HIV vulnerable persons to reduce new infections

Kindly Share This Story: The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says 122 indigent People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and vulnerable indigent persons in Oyo State benefited from its just-concluded skills acquisition programme. The agency’s Director-General, Dr. Gambo [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

1.6 mbpd modular refineries contribution hits dead end — Investigation

Kindly Share This Story: Oil Pipe By Ediri Ejoh There are indications that the Federal Governments’ plan to meet an efficient production capacity of additional 1.6 million of barrels per day, may meet dead end, as lack of funds and [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Housing deficit: Property investment strategist advocates low cost housing by government

Kindly Share This Story: Launches property show on TV to address housing challenges By Kingsley Adegboye Godwin Okri, a lawyer turned property investment strategist with about two decades of experience as a property investor in the UK, USA and South [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

UBEC decries poor execution of primary school projects in Benue

Kindly Share This Story: The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has raised concern over the poor execution of primary school projects in Benue. The UBEC Coordinator in the state, Mrs Augustina Sanchi, stated this on Monday during their joint inspection [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Kindly Share This Story: Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by jihadist group Boko Haram, the army and officials said on Monday. Chad is one [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Malami asks Makinde to dissolve councils’ caretaker committee

Kindly Share This Story: …We’ve not seen the letter ―Makinde Abubakar Malami (L) and Seyi Makinde (R) Ola Ajayi – Ibadan The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has directed the Oyo State Governor, [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say

Supreme Court affirms Gov Tambuwal’s re-election

Kindly Share This Story: Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Supreme Court, on Monday, affirmed Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the valid winner of the last governorship election in Sokoto State. The [...]

January 21, 2020 What the papers say