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Friday 22nd February 2019,
Hope for Nigeria

Techpoint will host the largest technology conference in Africa this June — Techpoint Inspired

At Techpoint Inspired 2019, we will explore tech talent development, the impact of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, etc. and how they can solve our societal problems as a continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
election postponement

Election Postponement: IPMAN directs members’ filling stations to reduce fuel price

Due to election postponement, the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140. This was announced in a statement signed by the National President of [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

INEC retrieves already distributed sensitive materials across Nigeria

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation. The materials were distributed last week in preparation for the February 16 election. [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics

Marek Zmyslowski’s viral post indicts Nigeria of corruption, bribery and godfatherism. What else is to come?

Polish citizen and former Jovago (now Jumia Travels) MD, Marek Zmyslowski published a now viral post claiming he was placed on Interpol's most wanted list, at the behest of an unnamed powerful Nigerian businessman. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Voters, Candidates

Voters, candidates stranded as airlines cancel flights

Many voters and candidates alike in the eastern and northern parts of the country were yesterday stranded as airlines cancelled flights over poor visibility occasioned by an intensive harmattan haze.The passengers who wanted to return to Lagos and Abuja after [...]

February 18, 2019 General
Ohanaeze

Quit if you lose, Ohanaeze youths advise Buhari

The apex socio-cultural youth body in Igbo land, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over peacefully to whoever emerges winner of the forthcoming presidential polls rescheduled for February 23, 2019, that is if he [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
CAN

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics

Okupe: Saraki contributed more than Tinubu, Amaechi to make Buhari President

The Special Adviser (Media) to the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has revealed how his principal, who is also the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, contributed the highest donation towards the realisation of President [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
Galadima

Buhari’s body language, pronouncements scared investors away – Galadima

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Buba Galadima, has claimed that Nigeria recently experienced economic recession because President Muhammadu Buhari’s body language and pronouncements scared foreign investors away, He also said the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji [...]

February 18, 2019 Government and politics
Ikeja

Ogun resident attacks Ikeja Electric technicians with machete

Some yet-to-be-identified members of staff of Ikeja Electric have been assaulted by a resident of Itele area of the Iju-Atan Ilogbo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State while trying to disconnect power supply to his residence. In a viral [...]

February 18, 2019 Incidents
election postponement

Poll shift: INEC disappointed me deeply – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed disappointment over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission. INEC had announced a dramatic postponement of the elections just a few hours to the 8am scheduled [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
buhari

Resign now, ADC tells Buhari, INEC chair

The African Democratic Congress has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, to resign for embarrassing Nigeria with the postponement of the poll. The National Chairman of the ADC, Chief [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Okowa’s aide shot dead in Delta

Okowa’s aide shot dead in Delta

Special Assistant to Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth Development, Mr Lawrence Akpomiemie, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums. Akpomiemie, known as Ngozi, was reportedly shot dead at 10pm by gunmen in the volatile Ekpan community in the [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Opposition Parties Blame FG, Others For Postponement Of Polls

Opposition Parties Blame FG, Others For Postponement Of Polls

The opposition political parties under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and security agencies for postponing the election, saying that they deliberately sabotaged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
‘Nigeria Will Lose More Than N140bn Over Election Postponement’

‘Nigeria Will Lose More Than N140bn Over Election Postponement’

President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Mr Ken Ukaoha, says the country will lose more than N140 billion due to the postponement of the general elections. Ukaoha told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, yesterday that the [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
inec

PMB, Atiku, Others Fume As INEC Apologises To Nigerians

The last-minute postponement of the general elections has elicited the outpouring of anger and disappointment from President Muhammadu Buhari, his main opponent Atiku Abubakar and other key actors in the vote. Speaking yesterday from his country home in Daura, Katsina [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Amina-Zakari

Buhari Considering Amina Zakari To Replace INEC Boss —CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to suspend the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu. Ugochinyere claimed the President was planning to name a National Commissioner, Amina Zakari, [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
INEC

Nigeria Decides: Campaigns remain closed – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said campaigns for the presidential and national assembly elections remain closed. The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this at a press briefing with major stakeholders on Saturday, explaining the reasons for the postponement. The commission postponed [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Yahaya Bello

JUST IN: Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Aide caught with Ballot Papers hijacked from INEC Agents

An aide to to the Kogi State Governor has been caught this morning with ballot papers. Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, was this morning caught with two busloads of INEC materials meant [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Kano street

Kano streets calm, cold, quiet after election shift

The streets of the northern commercial city of Kano State are so far calm as residents seem to have come to terms with the news of the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections. Citizens were seen going about [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
2019 elections

2019 elections: Nigerians blast INEC on Twitter over elections shift

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s decision to postpone the 2019 elections has been met with anger on social media. According to INEC, the elections were rescheduled because of logistic issues as the body claimed it was facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
PDP

PDP rejects shift in election dates, asks INEC chair to resign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the general elections. It alleged that shoddy arrangements for the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was a [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
election postponement

Buhari’s campaign council faults election postponement

The Buhari Presidential Campaign Council has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the presidential and National Assembly elections. The council’s position was contained in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Saturday. “We [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
buhari

Buhari’s desperation to win caused election postponement, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties has claimed that the desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his men to win the presidential election, by all means, was responsible for the last minute postponement of the election. The coalition’s spokesman, Imo [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
Mahmood Yakubu speaks on 2019 elections postponement

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaks on 2019 elections postponement

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaks on 2019 elections postponement [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics

Twitter apparently suspended some Nigerian influencers in preparation for Nigeria’s general elections

Just before midnight on the 15th of February, barely 24 hours to Nigeria's general elections, news broke of the suspension of at least 12 well-followed Nigerian Twitter users, popular referred to as influencers. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

3 ways to monitor Nigeria’s 2019 general elections online

Nigeria’s most anticipated general elections kickoff on Saturday 16th of February 2019; less than 20 hours from press time. There have been allegations and serious concerns that the internet may be shut down during the election period on Saturday. Nigeria’s [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Here’s how the first Techpoint Pitch Friday of 2019 went down

Last week Friday, we hosted the first 2019 edition of Techpoint's monthly in-house community event, Pitch Friday, after a hectic January period planning Techpoint Build. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: We Rise!

This week on social media, Tobi Bakre's horse debacle, Nigeria decides and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Osinbajo

It’s church’s role to fast, pray for those in government — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is the role of the church to fast and pray for those in government and leadership positions in order to bring God’s plans for the nation to fruition. Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande, in a [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics