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Ogun Begins Agricultural Revolution

Ogun Begins Agricultural Revolution, Unveils Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme

Ogun Begins Agricultural Revolution, Unveils Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun has unveiled the State Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme, signaling the commencement of an agricultural revolution in the state. Speaking at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the state [...]

September 8, 2019 Agriculture
Ihedioha Rolls out Plans for Imo

Ihedioha Rolls out Plans for Imo

Ihedioha Rolls out Plans for Imo The Imo State Government has commenced a review of the report of its Transition Technical Committee (TTC) to midwife a development agenda christened the Growth and Strategic Development Plan (G-SDP). The state governor, Mr [...]

September 8, 2019 Government and politics
PDP Accuses APC of Propagating Falsehood

PDP Accuses APC of Propagating Falsehood against Makinde

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State Chapter, Saturday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of propagating falsehood against the state governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde. The party made the allegation in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Akeem Olatunji, [...]

September 8, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari To Visit South Africa

President Buhari To Visit South Africa

President Buhari To Visit South Africa PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to South Africa next month remains on course to reinforce “the strong bonds between the two countries” and jointly develop responses to problems affecting people and businesses in South [...]

September 8, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria, S’africa Agreement Forbids Nationalisation Of Assets, Investments

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria, S’africa Agreement Forbids Nationalisation Of Assets, Investments

Nigeria stands to incur a huge cost if it decides to nationalise South African businesses in Nigeria in retaliation against xenophobic attacks on its citizens living in South Africa. This is because there is a clause in the trade agreement [...]

September 8, 2019 Africa
Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani: The North Will Produce Another President In 2023 If…

Senator Shehu Sani represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District during the 8th National Assembly. The renowned civil rights activists and public affairs analyst recently spoke on the state of the nation, among several other issues. PHILIP NYAM brings excerpts: It is [...]

September 7, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari's Cambridge Certificate

Buhari’s Cambridge Certificate Verification; Pdp’s Agent Disappointed

Buhari’s Cambridge Certificate: As the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal kicked off a few months ago, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent a team of lawyers and other party agents to the University of Cambridge to confirm the authenticity of the [...]

September 7, 2019 Government and politics
Adesina reelected AfDB president

Côte d’Ivoire wants Nigeria’s Adesina reelected AfDB president

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). Mr Quattara said this at the first Council of Ministers [...]

September 7, 2019 Africa
Rivers chapter

APC appoints five persons to lead Rivers chapter

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a five-member executive caretaker committee for the Rivers State chapter of the party. The caretaker committee to oversee the party’s affairs in the state will be chaired [...]

September 7, 2019 Government and politics
Ekweremadu

Attack on Ekweremadu was terrorism – Nigerian ambassador to Germany Ruona Meyer

In this interview with a freelance journalist, Ruona Meyer, the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, insists that the attack on ex-deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the separatist group, IPOB, is a crime and an act of terrorism. [...]

September 7, 2019 International

Uber could be venturing into bus transportation in Lagos very soon

Uber is working on a public bus system for Lagos and is already in talks with city transport officials. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: No reception

This week on social media; a Nigerian wedding with no reception, xenophobia in South Africa and other stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Yankari Games Reserve

Strange Deadly Illness Reported In Yankari Games Reserve

Please, Advice people not to go to Yankari games reserve in Bauchi state. There is currently an outbreak of a strange and yet to be identified disease that is claiming lives of those who visited within the last weeks. There [...]

September 6, 2019 Health issues
LASG

LASG Commissions 120 Patrol Vehicles, 35 Patrol Motorcycles (More Photos)

Governor of Lagos State, LASG – Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-stated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring that Lagos is crime-free. He made this known at the commissioning of 125 patrol vehicles and 35 patrol motorcycles for the use of security [...]

September 6, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari To Visit South Africa

Buhari, world leaders mourn Mugabe

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, and leaders across the globe on Friday sent condolences to the people of Zimbabwe over the death of their former president, Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe’s passage at 95 was announced on Friday morning. The African liberation [...]

September 6, 2019 Government and politics
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: Why we closed our embassy in Nigeria – South Africa

Xenophobia: The South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, on Thursday confirmed the closure of the country’s missions in Nigeria. Ms Moroe on Thursday that the closure was sequel to the directive from his country’s government. The envoy [...]

September 6, 2019 Business
Robert Mugabe

OBITUARY: Robert Mugabe: ‘Power of Zimbabwe’ (1924 – 2019)

Born to a carpenter on February 21, 1924, in the then Rhodesia, Robert Mugabe was brought up and trained to be a teacher at Roman Catholic Mission School. He later won a scholarship at Fort Hare University in South Africa, [...]

September 6, 2019 Africa

Twitter temporarily disables tweeting via SMS after its CEO got hacked

Shortly after the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked, Twitter temporarily suspends tweeting via text message Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Chipper Cash, a San Francisco based fintech startup, has expanded to Nigeria

Chipper Cash, a mobile cross-border money transfer platform, is expanding its cross-border payment services to Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

blueMoon is a startup powering the Ethiopian startup space

In spite of the obvious challenge like the recurrent Internet shut down in the East African country of Ethiopia, the likes of Shem Asefaw are returning to the country to help develop the technology and startup space. Shem is the [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Did MEST and YC portfolio startup, Tress literally stop caring about black women’s hair?

Hyped as African women’s ‘everything hair’ go-to platform, Tress App is taking a break that seems to be getting too long Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook may hide like counts to reduce pressure of self-comparison among users

Facebook may remove like counts on news feed posts by users, just like Instagram is openly testing in seven countries including Canada and Brazil. According to a  report by TechCrunch, Facebook is still testing the removal of like counts so [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How social media may have fueled the anti-xenophobia outrage in Nigeria

Did social media fuel Nigerians’ reactions to news of xenophobic attacks in South Africa? Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
NURTW Members Protest

NURTW Members Protest MC Oluomo’s Emergence As Caretaker Committee Chair

Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos State on Wednesday marched on the premises of the Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja. They protested the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo [...]

September 5, 2019 Crime
Police Recover 13 Stolen Transformers

Police Recover 13 Stolen Transformers, Arrest 137 Suspects In A’ibom

The Akwa Ibom Police Command says it has recovered 13 stolen transformers belonging to the state government and arrested 137 suspects for various offences. The Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed said yesterday in Uyo that the 137 suspects were arrested for [...]

September 5, 2019 Crime
xenophobic attacks

Nigerians criticise Ezekwesili for attending WEF in South Africa despite xenophobic attacks

A former Nigerian minister for education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday came under attack for attending the World Economic Forum meeting holding in South Africa despite xenophobic attacks. Mrs. Ezekwesili, a social critic and former presidential candidate, was criticised by some Nigerians [...]

September 5, 2019 Government and politics
Xenophobia

Xenophobia: Nigeria encourages citizens in South Africa to return on free travel

Xenophobia: The Nigerian government has advised its citizens to “inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage” of a free return trip to Nigeria. This is because Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, volunteered to send an aircraft to South [...]

September 5, 2019 Africa
mosque ‘demolition’ by Rivers government

SPECIAL REPORT: The truth about mosque ‘demolition’ by Rivers government

The truth about mosque ‘demolition’ by Rivers government The Rivers State Government did not demolish any completed building being used as a mosque, findings by Hope For Nigeria Online. However, an uncompleted structure, which was still at the foundation stage, [...]

September 5, 2019 Religion

South Africa admits to mass surveillance amidst xenophobic unrest

Amidst issues of violence motivated by xenophobic attacks against non-South Africans, the country battles with data privacy issues that may have mitigated the unrest. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN Nigeria share price narrowly fluctuates amidst xenophobia reprisals in Nigeria

Amidst xenophobic attacks in South Africa, and angry reactions in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria’s share price wavers on the NSE Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps