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2019 elections: Umahi declares Friday public holiday

2019 elections: Umahi declares Friday public holiday

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared Friday, Feb. 15 a public holiday to enable citizens travel to areas where they registered for the elections and vote. Umahi made the declaration while addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, noting that the [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Police block INEC office in Rivers

BREAKING: Police block INEC office in Rivers

A team of policemen on Thursday morning blocked the entrance to the Rivers State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt. The policemen had apart from cordoning off INEC office, mounted a roadblock on the lane close [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari to Nigerians: Vote for me, you won’t regret

Buhari to Nigerians: Vote for me, you won’t regret

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday promised that he would not disappoint Nigerians if he won Saturday’s presidential poll. He promised to consolidate his first term achievements by tackling poverty, ensuring food security and providing key infrastructure. Buhari spoke at the [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics

With just a few days to the presidential elections, Nigerians are vulnerable to digital rights infringement

Nigeria does not have a law that protects its citizens online. With just two days to the presidential elections, Nigerians are exposed to the threat of digital rights violations. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Nigerians march to vote in a choiceless poll

Nigerians march to vote in a choiceless poll

On Saturday, February 16, 84,004,084 registered voters, the highest in Nigeria’s political history, are expected to march to the 119,973 polling units across the country (in 2015, there were 68,833,476 voters) to either renew the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Malami

AGF Malami writes INEC, asks for postponement of polls in Zamfara

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission asking the commission to postpone the National Assembly elections and the governorship and state House of Assembly polls in [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics

Instagram users are losing followers by the millions

There is likely a bug on Instagram that is causing users to lose followers in the millions Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Likes, Retweets, and notifications are glitching for some Twitter users

Some Twitter users are experiencing issues with notifications, likes and retweets Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Up to $10,000 for grab at the oncoming Africa Fintech Foundry conference

Up to $ 10,000 for grab at the oncoming Africa Fintech Foundry conference Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Afro students biz challenge announces funding opportunity for African enterprising students

Afro students biz challenge announces opportunity for African students Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NCC fines telecoms operators ₦74 million in latest regulatory infraction

Following a string of fines for various regulatory infractions, leading telecoms operators in the country receive yet another to the tune of ₦74 million Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
14 die, eight injured at APC rally in Rivers

14 die, eight injured at APC rally in Rivers

Fourteen persons on Tuesday lost their lives at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The persons died in a stampede around the gate of the [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles to wear black armbands as Nigeria, Mali clash in semi-final

Flying Eagles Nigeria will battle Mali for a ticket to the final of the on-going African U-20 African Nations Cup in Niamey, Niger Republic. The Flying Eagles topped Group A of the competition, while Mali came second in Group B [...]

February 13, 2019 Sports

Why hyperlocal delivery might be the best model for eCommerce in Nigeria now

Recent activities in the eCommerce sector in Nigeria beg the question of the right model for the country. Thriving players give us a look into what might be working for them Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
PDP campaign house burnt in Kano, 20 injured in Ekiti clash

PDP campaign house burnt in Kano, 20 injured in Ekiti clash

Suspected hoodlums have invaded the house of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, and set it ablaze. This came barely 24 hours after violence forced the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal, others plead not guilty to fraud charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned the immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, and four others on fraud charges. The five defendants, including Lawal, pleaded not guilty to all the 10 counts [...]

February 13, 2019 Economy
Investors

Investors gain N253.7bn as market capitalisation hits N12tn

Investors in the nation’s stock market gained N253.7bn on Tuesday as the market capitalisation of equities listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange rose above the N12tn mark. Equities listed on the NSE extended their gaining streak to the eighth consecutive [...]

February 13, 2019 Economy
Our region’s survival depends on Atiku’s victory– MBF

Our region’s survival depends on Atiku’s victory– MBF

The Middle Belt Forum on Tuesday asked the electorate in the region to vote en masse for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday. It said the region’s survival depended on Atiku’s victory. The forum’s [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Economy grew by 1.93% in 2018 – NBS

Economy grew by 1.93% in 2018 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the Gross Domestic Product report for the fourth quarter of 2018, with the economy recording a growth rate of 2.38 per cent year-on-year. The 2.38 per cent growth rate in the GDP [...]

February 13, 2019 Economy
Ignore Amosun, vote APC candidates in all elections, Osinbajo tells voters

Ignore Amosun, vote APC candidates in all elections, Osinbajo tells voters

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called on electorate in the state to ignore Amosun’s comment that they should not vote for All Progressives Congress’ candidates except President Buhari. Osinbajo, who did not mention Amosun’s name, described those who promote [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Amosun

Ogun violence: Amosun kicks as APC threatens to punish him after polls

The All Progressives Congress has vowed to punish the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly instigating thugs that attacked the leaders of the party, including the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at the presidential rally in Abeokuta on Monday. The [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics

Techpoint is offering free office spaces

We are throwing our office door open for you to come and work for some hours. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Tanzania and Kenya joint power project fully kicks off

Tanzania and Kenya are working at a joint power project. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s Bank of Industry and All On to finance ₦1 billion Niger Delta Off-Grid Energy Fund

Nigeria's Bank of Industry (BoI) and All On to finance Niger Delta Off Grid Energy Fund with ₦1 billion Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Un re-elects Nigeria as Peacekeeping Committee chair

The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has been re-elected Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping known as C-34. Muhammad-Bande was re-elected by acclamation at the United Nations Headquarters in New York [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics

2019: I will begin restructuring Nigeria after May 29 – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on February 16. Hope For Nigeria reports that Atiku gave the assurance while addressing thousands of [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics

Online sports betting company, Bet9ja apparently paid ₦1.08bn to sponsor Big Brother Naija 2019

Following nationwide auditions, Big Brother Naija now has a new sponsor for the 2019 edition and it's online sports betting company, Bet9ja Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Buhari campaign team accuses US, other envoys of supporting Atiku

The Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), has accused the United States Ambassador, Stuart Symington, and other western ambassadors of partiality and tacit support for the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. Keyamo [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
Ogun rally: Please don’t disgrace me before Buhari, Amosun begs angry party members

Ogun rally: Please don’t disgrace me before Buhari, Amosun begs angry party members

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, begged angry party members not to disgrace him before President Muhammadu Buhari Amosun made the appeal during the Ogun State All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Abeokuta. The rally, which started immediately [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
ogun violence

Violence forces Ogun State APC presidential rally to abrupt end

A dress rehearsal of what is likely to happen during the general elections in Ogun State played out yesterday, forcing the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta to be hurriedly brought to an end by the [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics