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Hope for Nigeria

Social Media Roundup: Winter is finally here!

This week on social media; Game of Thrones final season premieres, famous Nollywood actress Omotola was trending on Nigerian Twitter and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen Deserves Punishment Given To Him By Tribunal –Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has hailed the judgment handed over to Walter Onnoghen, former Chief Justice of Nigeria, by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, describing it as well-deserved. In a chat [...]

April 19, 2019 Government and politics
Eight Nigerian men have been sentenced to death in United Arab Emirates

8 Nigerian Robbers Sentenced To Death In UAE

Eight Nigerian men have been sentenced to death in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for robbery, Igbere TV can report. They were convicted for robbing money exchanges and cash machines (ATMs) across the country in December 2016. A ninth Nigerian was [...]

April 19, 2019 International
Gani Adams

Gani Adams To Femi Adesina: Tell Buhari Nigerians Are Hungry

Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land who spoke at the 2nd annual lecture of Freedom Online, which held in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, told Femi Adesina to tell President Buhari that Nigerians are hungry. The event had Ekiti [...]

April 19, 2019 Government and politics

Jiji’s bold attempt to win Africa, the state of online classifieds on the continent

How the acquisition of OLX by Jiji positions the latter to become the major player in the classifieds sector in Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Lagos Supplementary Election: Date Announced By INEC

Lagos Supplementary Election: Date Announced By INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, on Wednesday said the supplementary poll in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency would hold on April 27. The commission fixed the date after complying with a court order directing it to announce results [...]

April 18, 2019 Government and politics
PMB To Atiku

Provide Evidence That You Defeated Me In Presidential Election – PMB To Atiku

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and winner of the February 2019 election, Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar that they won the election. President Buhari [...]

April 18, 2019 Government and politics
Rochas Okorochas

Ihedioha Kicks As Okorocha Sets Up Committee On Six Tertiary Schools

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has inaugurated a six-man committee to see to the implementation of six new universities, colleges of education and polytechnics. Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu will lead commissioners and other members of the committee. But the move [...]

April 18, 2019 Government and politics

How Google is driving artificial intelligence for Africa by Africans

The Google AI Accra Centre has launched and it is run by Africans for Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Nigerian Man In Italy Attacks Police Officers As The 2 Land In Hospital

Nigerian Man In Italy Attacks Police Officers As The 2 Land In Hospital

According to reports, a Nigerian assylum seeker has been arrested in Italy after allegedly attacking and injuring two policemen in Vicenza, Italy.  It was gathered that the Nigerian man was stopped by officials during a simple identification check and he [...]

April 18, 2019 International
NCC Uncovers Eight Million Forceful Subscriptions To Telecoms Services

NCC Uncovers Eight Million Forceful Subscriptions To Telecoms Services

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has uncovered eight million forceful subscriptions to telecoms services, and this was revealed in  full audit carried out on 45 VAS providers that had over 65 per cent forceful subscriptions. NCC who is Nigeria's telecoms [...]

April 18, 2019 Telecomms
2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Nigeria First To Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket

Nigeria has become the first to book the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup ticket, after defeating Angola 1-0 in a match played in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. Olakunle Olusegun's goal through a penalty kick in the 21st minute, made Nigeria [...]

April 18, 2019 Sports
US And Greek Citizens Among 9 Suspected Pirates Arrested In Nigeria

US And Greek Citizens Among 9 Suspected Pirates Arrested In Nigeria

Nine suspected pirates comprising three Greece citizens, an American and five blacks have been arrested during a joint operation by the Nigerian Navy and United States Coast Guard. The suspects were nabbed when their vessel was stopped within the Nigerian [...]

April 18, 2019 Crime
91,000 Apply For Customs Jobs Within 24 Hours

91,000 Apply For Customs Jobs Within 24 Hours

The portal of the Nigeria Customs Service opened yesterday for the recruitment of 3,200 officers, however it has been gathered that 91,000 applied for Customs jobs within 24 hours. One of the officers in charge of the recruitment portal at [...]

April 18, 2019 Employment
‘Next Level’

President Buhari Targets Over 12 Million Nigerians With ‘Next Level’ Initiative

Over 12 million Nigerians are to benefit from the ‘Next Level’ of the federal government’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP). This is even as the Home-grown School Feeding Programme has now extended to 30 states with 9.5 million children now [...]

April 18, 2019 Government and politics

Lambda School has opened applications to its online coding school for the first time in Africa

US-based Lambda School, in collaboration with Nigeria's Paystack, has launched an African pilot of its income-sharing tuition based online coding school, starting with 5 African countries. You can apply now Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
petrol

Petrol Landing Cost Now N180 Per Litre, Says Kachikwu

The landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, is N35 higher than the pump price of N145 per litre, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said on Tuesday. Kachikwu said the rise in [...]

April 17, 2019 Oil & Gas
Daddy Freeze

Daddy Freeze Told To Remove His Shoes At The Airport

OAP Daddy Freeze blows hot after he was told to put off his shoes on a dirty floor at the airport. Daddy Freeze says when he saw the dirty floor he almost changed his mind and went home. He wrote: [...]

April 17, 2019 entertainment
Segun Oni

Supreme Court Dismisses Oni’s Suit, Upholds Fayemi’s Victory

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismisses suit by Segun Oni against the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi and upheld the latter’s victory. The court, in a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel, held that the appeal by Oni, was statute [...]

April 17, 2019 Government and politics
Onnoghen

Onnoghen: Buhari Must Extend Probe To Other Judges

Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, under the aegis of Justice Reform Project, JRP, on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend corruption probe to other judges. They said the reported voluntary resignation of Justice Walter Onnoghen should not be [...]

April 17, 2019 Government and politics
Dangote Salt Rewards Truck Drivers For Accident-free 2018

Dangote Salt Rewards Truck Drivers For Accident-free 2018

NASCON Allied Industries, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, said it would continue to honour its workers just as it rewarded its truck drivers for meeting product delivery target and driving accident-free in 2018. The Executive Director, Commercial, Hajiya Fatima Aliko [...]

April 17, 2019 Business

How Ajebo created a niche for himself in the Nigerian comedy industry using animation

Ever wondered the story behind Nigerian comedian, Ajebo's funny cartoon skits (HouseOfAjebo)? Find out here. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Apply for one of 30,000 Google Africa Certifications Scholarships for 2019

Google is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Jumia on the rise: Now valued over $2.4 billion after its 2ns day on NYSE

The impressive performance of Jumia Techologies shares after two days on the New York Stock Exchange. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria is about to enter a new “strictly online” passport processing regime. But can it deliver?

Nigeria is about to enter a new e-passport regime and Nigerians will expect nothing short of a hasslefree process of application and retrieval Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African music streaming platform, Boomplay raised $20 million in a Series A round

Music streaming platform, Boomplay recently raised $ 20 million in a Series A round Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Online sports betting in Africa: Between morality and an opportunity for revenue generation

How some African governments are clamping down on online sports betting, using tax compliance and morality as the bases for their decisions. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
New International Passport

The New International Passport Will Commence On April 29 – Price & How To Apply

The Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of the much awaited New International Passport on the 29th April, 2019. With the new passport, you can get up to 10 years validity as against the outgoing one that has a maximum [...]

April 16, 2019 Environmental issues
FG's Lawyers ‘clash’ During Onnoghen’s Trial

FG’s Lawyers ‘clash’ During Onnoghen’s Trial

There was a little bit of drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Monday, during Onnoghen’s trial. Aliyu Umar, lead counsel of federal government in the trial of Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), argued with [...]

April 16, 2019 Government and politics
23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia

23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia (Full Names)

23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia: As things stand, at least 23 more Nigerians, according to TheNation, are destined to suffer Afolabi's fate, having been convicted for flouting the Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Control Law, issued under Royal [...]

April 16, 2019 International