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nigeria's small businesses

Nigeria’s small businesses suffer N48 trillion funding gap

The numerous intervention schemes notwithstanding, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put the existing financing gap in the small business segment of the economy at $158 billion (N48 trillion).According to the apex bank, the quest for inclusive economic growth [...]

February 12, 2019 Business
Codeine

Man docked for allegedly importing Codeine worth N167m

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFADC) has arraigned a businessman, Luke Mbah, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly importing codeine-made drugs valued N167 million. Mbah was arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo on a four [...]

February 12, 2019 Crime
Clinton

Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria

A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the National Peace Committee. He was billed to deliver a goodwill message during the signing ceremony of the National [...]

February 12, 2019 International
Violence mars Buhari’s Ogun rally, crowd throws missiles at Oshiomhole, boos Tinubu

Violence mars Buhari’s Ogun rally, crowd throws missiles at Oshiomhole, boos Tinubu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Ogun State All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Abeokuta, narrowly escaped being stoned as suspected thugs pelted the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, with stones and water sachets. The crowd also [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics

MTN to make $600 million in Jumia New York IPO

Jumia to IPO in New York Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO is officially entering the Nigerian market

Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO is coming to the Nigerian smartphone market.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Thank you for helping Techpoint host the largest startup and SME event in West Africa

On the 26th of January, 2019, Techpoint made history by convening over 5000 startup founders, business owners, seasoned entrepreneurs, corporates and tech enthusiasts at Techpoint Build West Africa 2019. It wouldn't have been possible without these people. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria may be 23 days away from making digital history in Africa

After transmission to President Buhari for assent, Nigeria's Digital Rights and Freedom Bill may finally become law Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ingressive Capital set to invest $50,000 — $100,000 in early stage African startups

Ingressive Capital wants to invest betwee $ 50,000 to $ 100,000 in early stage African startups, Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

President, Atiku to sign fresh pact on poll outcome Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, will lead other presidential candidates to sign a fresh accord to accept the outcome of the February 16 presidential election on [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics

Nigerian startups raised $178m in 2018. Find out how they did

Download Techpoint's comprehensive report of Nigerian startup funding activities in 2018, which includes how they raised a total of $ 178 million in the year. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Atiku

Atiku receives heroic welcome in Buhari’s stronghold (PHOTOS)

A massive crowd received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano on Sunday. Kano is the stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari. He secured 1..9 million votes, his highest, in Kano in 2015 when Rabiu Kwankwaso [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku is best candidate to tackle economy, restore unity, Ortom declares

Atiku is best candidate to tackle economy, restore unity, Ortom declares

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged the people to vote for the standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, describing him as the best contestant to tackle the economy and restore unity. He made the call yesterday in [...]

February 11, 2019 Environmental issues
Abuja court summons Oshiomhole for contempt

Abuja court summons Oshiomhole for contempt

Imo APC factional chair warns against usurping his seat For dissolving the elected executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to appear before [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
https://www.hopefornigeriaonline.com/atiku-wont-get-15-votes-in-ogun-says-pro-buhari-group/

Protest as DSS arrests PDP campaign director

Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State yesterday protested against an alleged plan to arrest former governor and party chieftain, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and others as one of the campaign directors, Ben Bako, was whisked away by [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics

Atiku won’t get 15% votes in Ogun, says pro-Buhari group

The Buhari Youth Campaign Organisation, Ogun State chapter, has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, will not get 15% votes in the February 16 presidential election in the state. The organisation’s state coordinator, Olusegun [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Hoodlums attack APC campaign rally in Abuja, burn nine vehicles

Hoodlums attack APC campaign rally in Abuja, burn nine vehicles

Suspected hoodlums, on Saturday, attacked the campaign convoy of the All Progressives Congress in the Dei-Dei area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The convoy, comprising the FCT Minister’s Chief of Staff, Bashir Mai-Borno; the APC Chairman in the FCT, [...]

February 11, 2019 Incidents
Leah Sharibu

Don’t forget Leah Sharibu, family begs FG, UK, US

The family of Leah Sharibu who is being held hostage by the Boko Haram sect for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, has appealed to the Federal Government and the international community to rescue their daughter. The mother of the [...]

February 11, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror
Clark

We endorsed Atiku because of restructuring, Clark explains

Leader of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, on Saturday said the regional leaders adopted the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, because he agreed to restructure the country. The Ijaw leader said the nation could not survive [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics

Don’t vote for Buhari, Fani-Kayode tells Nigerians

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has urged Nigerians not to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, because “he has plans to enslave Nigerians if he returns to power for a [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Police to deploy over 300,000 operatives for presidential election

Police to deploy over 300,000 operatives for presidential election

The Nigeria Police Force will deploy over 300,000 personnel nationwide to provide security for the presidential election holding on Saturday. It was gathered that nearly every police officer out of the over 350,000 policemen in the country would be actively [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
We are not backing any candidate – US, EU

We are not backing any candidate – US, EU

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has denied that the US has endorsed a candidate or party for the general elections. Symington revealed this during a courtesy visit to Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura in Lafia on [...]

February 10, 2019 International
‘I’ll remain in APC because of Buhari’

‘I’ll remain in APC because of Buhari’

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Senate, David Umaru, on Saturday said he will not leave the All Progressives Congress because of his relationship with President Muhammad Buhari dating back to 2007. Umaru who was sacked as [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Coalition of United Political Parties

CUPP candidates fail to withdraw for Atiku

The efforts of the Peoples Democratic Party to get presidential candidates of political parties under the Coalition of United Political Parties to withdraw for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have run into a hitch. Investigation by our correspondent on [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerians who will not vote in general elections

Nigerians who will not vote in general elections

As Nigerians prepare to elect new leaders next Saturday, workers on essential services, like doctors and nurses and soldiers on battleground are not expected to vote even though they might have registered. Apart from these people, there are some others [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku Abubakar

CUPP candidates fail to withdraw for Atiku

The efforts of the Peoples Democratic Party to get presidential candidates of political parties under the Coalition of United Political Parties to withdraw for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have run into a hitch. Investigation by our correspondent on [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

2019 presidency: I Will turn Nigeria into Dubai in 2 months if elected,says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told Nigerians to look forward to greater prosperity and impactful leadership should he be reelected and return to power in the forthcoming election. The president gave the assurance in Abuja at an event tagged, “Testimonies [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
APC, PDP clash over campaign venues

APC, PDP clash over campaign venues

Nigeria’s president and ruling party were on Saturday accused of dirty tricks to stifle opposition support, with one week to go before the election in Africa’s most populous nation. The main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party had been due to hold [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

Election: Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos, for the continuation of his re-election campaign in the February 16, Presidential Election. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari and his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Mohammed [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics

Lagos rescinds decision on road closure for Buhari’s rally

Following the apprehension that greeted the scheduled visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally today, the Lagos State Government, yesterday, assured residents that there would be no road closures, as earlier announced. Commissioner for [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics