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A new ride hailing service has launched in Lagos to take on Uber and Bolt

inDriver, a new ride hailing service recently launched in Lagos and it is already gaining popularity among commuters. However, drivers are not so comfortable with its model. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Buhari Reappoints Lauretta Onochie

Buhari Reappoints Lauretta Onochie, Bashir Ahmad As Special Assistants

Buhari Reappoints Lauretta Onochie, Bashir Ahmad As Special Assistants President Buhari approves the re-appointment of Mr Fem Adesina as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity and Malam Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity. [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics

OBus beta testing continues in Lagos with two buses

Still at beta phase, OBus gets on Lagos roads with two buses Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Amaechi

See How Rotimi Amaechi & Gbemi Saraki Were Received In Office After Their Swearing-In

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi received a rousing welcome from staff members of the Ministry during his assumption of duty in Abuja on Wednesday.  Pic: Chibuike Amaechi and Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki; and the Permanent Secretary in [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics
Shehu Sani

Buhari Will Be APC Last President – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani said the ruling “APC begins with President Buhari and it will end with Buhari,” adding that there is no ideological relationship between the masses and the ruling party. His words: “APC is not a party that is founded on [...]

August 22, 2019 Government and politics

Diaspora remittances can boost investment in small and early-stage businesses – PwC

With the right steps and platforms, remittances from the diaspora which are expected to grow to $ 25.5 billion in 2019, could boost investments for small and early-stage businesses. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What we know about Kashifu Abdullahi, the new NITDA DG

The new Director General of NITDA has some big shoes to fill. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Buhari assigns portfolios to new ministers

Buhari assigns portfolios to new ministers

Buhari assigns portfolios to new ministers President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to the 43 newly inaugurated ministers. The president retained himself as petroleum minister while former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva is to serve as minister of state. Also [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
South-East Governors Write Buhari

South-East Governors Write Buhari: Ban Herders With No Cattle & Cattle By Foot

South-East Governors Write Buhari: Governors in South East, Nigeria, have written to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to ban the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the region, Igbere TV reports. Hope For Nigeria Online reports that the governors are also [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics

Former NITDA DG, Isa Pantami is Nigeria’s new Minister of Communications

The immediate past Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Isa Pantami, has been sworn-in as Nigeria’s new Minister of Communications. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
EFCC Denies Planning To Plant Foreign Currencies At Ambode’s Residence

EFCC Denies Planning To Plant Foreign Currencies At Ambode’s Residence

EFCC Denies Planning To Plant Foreign Currencies At Ambode’s Residence The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied planning to plant foreign currencies at the home of former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The anti-graft agency’s operatives stormed [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari Swears In Ministers

20 Governors Yet To Inaugurate Cabinet As Buhari Swears In Ministers Today

Buhari Swears In Ministers Ahead of their inauguration today, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, charged ministers-designate on the delivery of quick results, saying four years is not a very long time. However, 20 out of the 29 state governors elected in [...]

August 21, 2019 Government and politics
Obasanjo

Obasanjo: Boko Haram Crisis Could Last 15 More Years

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East could take 15 more years to eliminate if the government fails to focus on education. He also warned the country about the risks of a population [...]

August 21, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Why Africa’s most popular internet trend, ‘O jewa ke eng?’ has refused to die

What started as a simple tweet had become more or less a movement, sparking conversation around sensitive topics Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Will helmets with navigation features be a game changer for Gokada?

ORide has been poaching key executives and riders of Gokada. Given this onslaught, what is the way forward for Gokada? Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

5 things you need to know about Ayoba, MTN’s newly launched messaging app

MTN launched it’s own instant messaging app — Ayoba Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Fact Check: There is no new tax for online transactions in Nigeria

Earlier this month, reports suggesting that FIRS wants to impose a new 5% VAT on local online transactions in Nigeria were circulating the Internet. However, it’s not as bad as many people think it is. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NITDA and TETFund to drive digital inclusion in Nigerian institutions

NITDA in partnership with TETFund has announced plans to improve the quality of education in Nigeria through ICT.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Introducing wifiCall by Tizeti: Unlimited calls to any phone number

Earlier in 2019, Tizeti launched its Wificall app, a VoIP service that enables unlimited calls to any phone Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria Air is ‘dead’ but still costing the nation almost ₦200 million in 2019

Nigeria Air was suspended last year but still gets budgetary allocations in the 2019 appropriation act. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications President Muhammadu Buhari recently sent a list of 43 Ministers designate to the Senate for screening. It took President Buhari about two months to pick his team that would drive the Next level [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Lauretta Onochie

Lauretta Onochie: Ekweremadu’s Attack, Evidence Nigeria Safer Than Other Places

Following the attack on the deputy senate president, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, by the proscribed People of Biafra, IPOB, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie on Monday said that Ekweremadu’s attack has shown how safe Nigeria [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
2019 African Games

2019 African Games begins in Morocco

2019 African Games: What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium. As expected, at the [...]

August 20, 2019 Sports
Diezani Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke defends ownership of $40 million jewellery

A former Nigerian minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of violating her privacy by entering her apartment without a court order. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is still at large, said in an application through her [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Fowler

Fowler replies Buhari, explains low tax revenue

The chief executive of Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, has replied the query issued him by the presidency. While Mr Fowler agreed that actual tax collection since the beginning of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is lower than the 2012-2014 [...]

August 20, 2019 Government and politics
Herdsmen

SHOOT ANY FULANI TERRORIST HERDSMEN YOU SEE WITH A GUN ~ President of Chad

The Republic of Chad borders Northern Nigeria. In that region, two terrorist groups that operate like Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, unleashing mayhem to locals. The terrorist groups are Boko Haram (They once appointed Buhari as their spokesman) and Fulani [...]

August 20, 2019 Africa

Swvl, another ride-hailing company thinks of entering the Nigerian market

Is the ride-hailing market in Nigeria overcrowded and competitive, or is there enough space for everyone at the table? Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Oppo A5s; Unboxing and First Impressions

A picture unboxing and quick first impressions of the Oppo A5s Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Nigerian tech startups can become giants without serving other markets” — Kyane Kassiri, VC at LoftyInc

Kyane Kassiri shared some insights about the Nigerian startup space in comparison with that of Tunisia. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OPay launches ‘OBus’ — public bus hailing for Lagos

OPay continues its aggressive expansion drive with the launch of OBus, a commuter transit service that operates using branded hummer buses for intrastate trips within Lagos. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps