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Boko Haram

Court strikes out ex-Boko Haram’s spokesperson’s N500m damages suit

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Thursday struck out a N500 million aggravated suit filed by a former spokesperson of Boko Haram, Ali Konduga. Samira Bature, the judge, struck out the suit following an application for discontinuance filed by Mr [...]

October 10, 2019 What Te Papers Say
Taraba State University

Nigerian university expels student after Facebook criticism of governor

The Taraba State University has expelled a first-year student after he repeatedly criticised the state governor, Darius Ishaku, on Facebook. The school said it took the decision because the student had failed to “complete the registration processes” that include signing [...]

October 10, 2019 Government and politics

Just like Airbnb, Spleet is providing flexible rent experiences for accommodation seekers

With a population of 24.6 million people, the city of Lagos is a difficult place to find an affordable apartment. Spleet wants to help fix that. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria is planning a digital criminal registry; you should probably be worried

Nigeria is planning a digital criminal registry and here’s why you should be worried. It is called the Crime and Criminal Tracking System bill but it contains irregularities in data privacy among others. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Do #BBNaija’s voting numbers mean that Nigerians are ready for mobile voting?

Imagine a scenario where, in addition to the offline voters’ registration and voting proper, you have the option of going through this process online — on your mobile phone or tablet — from the comfort of your home. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Airtel and Glo slowly taking centre stage in Nigeria’s Internet market — NCC Report

In the month of August, the data grandmasters win, MTN is watching its weight, 9mobile is on a roll, and Airtel’s ‘gele’ is definitely getting bigger Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Instagram wants to help you keep out bad vibes from trolls and bullies

The Internet has made people interact freely on various social media platforms, however, some internet users use these platforms to bully others. Instagram is curbing this with its new feature — ‘Restrict’ Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ethiopia is positioning itself for prominence in the African tech space

A deep dive into the state of technology startups in #Ethiopia and what stakeholders, including the government, are doing to gain relevance in Africa’s tech ecosystem. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

6 things Airtel’s IPO prospectus tells us about the African telecom market

Airtel’s IPO prospectus gives further perspective on the mobile market across Africa amongst other interesting facts Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Kaduna LG begins payment of N30,000 minimum wage

Kaduna LG begins payment of N30,000 minimum wage

Ikara local government council of Kaduna state has commenced payment of N30,000 minimum wage to his workers from 4th October, 2019. The chairman of the council, Hon. Ibrahim Salihu Sadiq, disclosed this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser [...]

October 9, 2019 Economy
150 gunmen attack Sokoto villages

Police intensify patrols as 150 gunmen attack Sokoto villages

150 gunmen attack Sokoto: Following attacks by unknown gunmen on some villages in Sokoto, the state Police Command yesterday said it has intensified patrols along the affected axis. About 150 gunmen attacked Tarana Mahuta and Bagurba villages of Tureta Local [...]

October 9, 2019 Government and politics
Ikpeazu Declares ‘Operation Zero Potholes’ In Abia State

Ikpeazu Declares ‘Operation Zero Potholes’ In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has declared operation zero potholes in the state. The declaration is coming on the heels of media tour of the completed and ongoing sites in the state. The governor has directed contractors handling the [...]

October 9, 2019 Government and politics
Odilim Enwegbara

2020 Budget Is A Budget Of Bankruptcy ― Odilim Enwegbara

Economist and public affairs commentator, Mr Odilim Enwegbara has described the 2020 Budget Appropriation Bill as “a budget of bankruptcy”. Reacting to the Bill presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, Enwegbara wondered if Nigeria had [...]

October 9, 2019 Government and politics
Ohanaeze youths

Igbo Presidency gaining momentum across board – Ohanaeze youths

Ohanaeze youths, on Wednesday, said Nigerians preferred the 2023 Igbo Presidency more than the pursuit of the creation of the sovereign state of Biafra by IPOB. The group made this known through a press statement signed by its President-General and [...]

October 9, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Customs seize N276 million goods in Bauchi

Customs seize N276 million goods in Bauchi

Customs seize N276 million goods in Bauchi Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Bauchi, have seized contraband goods valued at N276, 698, 800 between January and September, 2019. The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, [...]

October 9, 2019 Economy
IGP issues strong warning to police officers over asset declaration

IGP issues strong warning to police officers over asset declaration

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has directed officers and men of the force to henceforth declare their assets. Adamu gave the directive in Abuja when members of the board of Code of Conduct Bureau, led by its [...]

October 9, 2019 Military
Guru Maharaj Ji sends message to Atiku

Buhari: Guru Maharaj Ji sends message to Atiku

A Nigerian Spiritual Leader, Sheikh Guru Maharaj Ji, has advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, Atiku Abubakar to accept the outcome of the election as well as the ruling of the Presidential [...]

October 9, 2019 Government and politics
Max Chinnah

Max Chinnah: Nigerian man invents smokeless stove that cooks food and charges phones

A 26-year-old Nigerian Max Chinnah has made history as he has invented a smokeless stove that he patented with his partner, Attigah. According to Daily Times, the Nigerian inventor, hopes that his piece would help in the saving of lives [...]

October 9, 2019 Government and politics

Nigerian company, Bluechip Technologies sets up East African operations in Kenya

Nigerian technology company Bluechip Technologies recently finalised its move to East Africa.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Jonathan, PDP Chairman And Governors Shun Governorship Campaign In Bayelsa

Jonathan, PDP Chairman And Governors Shun Governorship Campaign In Bayelsa

As the Bayelsa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) began its campaign for the November 16 governorship election in the state on Monday, that a former president of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, governors elected on the platform of [...]

October 8, 2019 Government and politics

Nigerian fintech, F&K Savings, makes provision for the non-tech-savvy populace

In an age of fast technological advancement and increased use of mobile phones to access services, F&K Savings provides fintech solution which does not leave those who are not tech-savvy behind Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
PDP Cautions APC Against Ethnic Politics Ahead Of Kogi Guber Poll

PDP Cautions APC Against Ethnic Politics Ahead Of Kogi Guber Poll

Kogi Guber Poll: According to the opposition party, the people of the state are determined to vote him out on Saturday, November 16. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to refrain from playing the [...]

October 8, 2019 Government and politics
Buratai orders aggressive postures against bandits, criminals, harps on human rights

Buratai orders aggressive postures against bandits, criminals, harps on human rights

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has directed troops fighting bandits, marauders and other criminals in Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto States, among others, to deal decisively with all criminal elements in their areas of operations. [...]

October 8, 2019 Military
Buhari’s minister reveals effect of proposed VAT increase on Nigerians

Buhari’s minister reveals effect of proposed VAT increase on Nigerians

VAT increase on Nigerians: Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the proposed Value Added Tax (VAT) increase will impact more on consumption by urban communities and the wealthier sections of the population. Ahmed, who [...]

October 8, 2019 Government and politics
Hon. Adebayo Osikomaiya

Gov Abiodun ordered thugs to chase us out of office – Ogun Council Chairman, Osikomaiya

Hon. Adebayo Osikomaiya is the outgoing Executive Chairman of Ijebu East Central Local Council Development Area, Ojowo in Ogun State. In this interview with DAILY POST, the council boss talks about the suspension and reinstatement of the 57 council chairmen [...]

October 8, 2019 Government and politics
Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Rights group claims International NGOs working with insurgents in Borno

A Civil Rights group, Coalition for Good Governance and Change, CGG, has alleged that some international Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, were passing classified military information to Boko Haram sect, thereby making the war against insurgency difficult. CGG, thereby, called for a [...]

October 8, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Big Brother Naija: Mercy didn’t just win in the house, she ‘peppered dem’ on Twitter

The most popular reality TV show in Nigeria — Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’ edition — came to an end yesterday. According to a report by TFW, Mercy Eke who carted away ₦30 million didn’t just win in the house [...]

October 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Kagure Wamunyu, Kobo360 Africa Region Chief Executive Officer

On this week How I Work, Kagure Wamunyu shares her career journey, what her job entails on a daily basis and how she handles it all. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Fela’s cake baked with Indian hemp

Buhari’s aide reveals how he ate Fela’s cake baked with Indian hemp

Fela’s cake baked with Indian hemp: Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babafemi Ojudu has revealed how he once ate cake allegedly baked for late activist musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Ojudu, who was once a Senator representing Ekiti Central in the [...]

October 7, 2019 Government and politics
Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health

Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health, Study Suggests

Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health: A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions — and this is associated with healthy cognitive function — compared to [...]

October 7, 2019 Health issues