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SafeBoda bids Nigeria farewell

Hola, Video streaming app, Disney+, is now available on MultiChoice’s DStv Streama multimedia box. DStv Streama, launched in October 2022, is a smart TV box that...

“Crypto is dead!” Was Warren Buffet right?

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, our reporters answer the important question, “Is crypto dead?” Senior Reporter, Bolu Abiodun believes it is not and he...

Kenya-based smartphone recommerce startup, Badili, secures $2.1 million pre-seed to expand its operations across...

Kenya-based smartphone recommerce startup, Badili, has secured $2.1 million in pre-seed funding from VCs and angel investors. It will use the funds to expand its...

Nigeria’s Central Bank releases new guidelines for licensing of banks and other financial institutions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, released a circular (PDF) detailing additional requirements for the granting of licenses to...

Bike-hailing startup SafeBoda exits Nigeria to focus on profitability in Uganda

Ugandan bike-hailing startup, SafeBoda is reportedly exiting Nigeria. According to the company, it wants to focus on “bringing the company to profitability by deepening its...

GlobalHosting247 is 10 years ! Get a free .NG Domain

GlobalHosting247 turned 10years. They are Nigeria's top leading and fastest growing reliable web hosting provider. GlobalHosting247 is committed to providing valued customers excellent services...

The CBN wants to create ATM cards, could compete with Mastercard, Visa, and Verve

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will launch its domestic card scheme on Monday, January 16, 2023. The apex bank disclosed this during a...

With less than 0.1% of workers migrating, Nigeria’s brain drain problem is an exaggerated...

Another beautiful Japa story! Welcome to a new dispensation! Another friend lost to the West! In Nigeria, seeing these words and variations that are...

Customer gets a ruling against MTN’s misleading ad

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Nigeria does not have a brain drain problem

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Unverified Kloud Commerce statement denies allegations of financial impropriety; says they are unfounded rumours...

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54gene co-founder and CEO steps down one month after co-founder VP of engineering left...

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Doctor Who will materialize onto Disney Plus in 2023

Doctor Who will materialize onto Disney Plus in 2023

Doctor Who is officially heading to Disney Plus outside of the UK and Ireland from 2023. Previously, new seasons of the beloved British sci-fi series...

Sights from October’s edition of Pitch Friday

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Strategic Capital Investment Limited acquires Polaris Bank

On TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya discusses the acquisition of Polaris Bank, Cousera’s partnership with NITDA, and Microsoft’s second round of layoffs in 2022.

OPay’s Chief Legal Counsel Gbolahan Olayemi will be speaking at The Fintech Summit 2022

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Messi goes into tech

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Dealing with a failing economy, this Nigerian wholesale trader is making over $6,000 in...

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Nigerians can now buy directly from Chinese stores as GIG Logistics expands to China

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GlobalHosting247: fastest growing reliable web hosting provider in Nigeria.

GlobalHosting247: fastest growing reliable web hosting provider in Nigeria.

GlobalHosting247 was founded in 2012. They are known for providing reputable outstanding web hosting services, using state-of-the-art technology. With no doubt they are one...

Sylndr raises $12.6 million pre-seed

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss the new phone call tax, and Sylndr’s $12.6 million pre-seed round.

How companies can shape the narrative for tech-enabled mobility in Africa

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[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

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TABS Web3 Hackathon: Meet the winners of the $2,500 cash prize

The four TABS Web3 Hackathon finalists who registered and built exciting solutions pitched them live at #TABS22. Sponsored by @NairaEx, here are the three...

The CBN wants to share your information

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss YC’s warning to startup founders and the CBN's proposal on open banking.

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

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TikTok on a “Branded Mission”

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[PODCAST] Tax evasion in Nigeria to get harder

Using data mining and machine learning, Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service plans to make it harder to evade taxes. Listen to today's episode of...

SEC regulations: Nigeria Crypto exchange CEOs to retire after 10 years

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$10 million-funded micro-tech-enabled clinics

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With its new leadership, GIGM, plans to build on its successes in the mobility...

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I Do Not Accept That The Whole 8th Assembly Frustrated Buhari’s Corruption Fight –...


Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has said he slightly disagrees with the notion which suggests that the Eight National Assembly frustrated President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government in the fight against corruption.
Chief Clarke who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics made the comment in reaction to a statement by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay.
Professor Sagay had said that the capacity of corruption to fight back has been reduced with the expiration of the Eight Assembly.
READ ALSO: Eight Assembly Frustrated FG’s Efforts To Fight Corruption, Says Sagay
Sagay opined that the Eight Assembly did everything they could to frustrate the (Federal) Government in the fight against corruption, a claim which Chief Clarke believes is a very sweeping statement.
According to Chief Clarke, Prof Sagay’s statement is one which would need to be proven with evidence and facts.
“I don’t know what evidence he has, I know he is a very good lawyer and maybe he has facts which I don’t have but I believe and I agree with him that some or the leadership of the 8th Assembly could be described with that tag that he (Sagay) has now given to the 8th Assembly,” Chief Clarke said.
Mr Clarke said it is not fair to place the tag on the whole of the 8th Assembly, adding that he agrees with Professor Sagay that some of those in the legislature at the time could be said to be frustrating the government’s efforts.
“Professor Sagay is correct but it is not to the extent of the whole 8th Assembly, but the core leaders,” Chief Clarke stressed.

How digital taxes are hurting connectivity rates across Africa


Several countries in Africa have recently introduced taxes on fundamental parts of the internet. In this report, guest contributor Samuel Woodhams explores why, if the precedents are not checked going forward, we can expect digital taxes to continue to rise as connectivity declines.

Recent innovations in the public transport system may help drive Nigeria’s cashless initiative


The possibility of cashless initiatives in the public transport system as the key to promoting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash-less project.

Here is the complete agenda for Techpoint Inspired 2019


It’s exactly 8 days to go until Techpoint Inspired 2019 — West Africa’s largest tech conference — scheduled to hold on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the Pistis Conference Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. If you are yet to register, it’s not too late to get on board.

Why there is still a thriving stolen phones market in Nigeria


According to a report by the UK Sun in 2016, there were 60,000 mobile phone thefts in London and 446,000 in the United Kingdom. A large number of these phones came to Nigeria as “London-used”. Here’s why the stolen phones market continues to thrive.

Everything you need to know about the Oppo F11 Pro


The newly launched Oppo F11 Pro looks really good on paper.

Read what Ruggedman has to say about Naira Marley’s arrest by EFCC


Ruggedman wonders why no one has not come out to protest against Naira Marley’s arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Following Naira Marley’s arrest by the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged advanced fee fraud, Nigerian Rapper, Ruggedman has reacted to the singer’s arrest.
Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley was reportedly arrested on Friday, May 10, 2019, days after he released a song titled “Am I A Yahoo Boy”
Earlier in April, the singer in an Instagram Post said anyone who knew about slave trade would not criminalize internet fraud. 
However, Ruggedman in an interview with City FM on Friday has reacted to Naira Marley’s arrest saying he’s yet to see anyone go to EFCC office to protest against his arrest.
#Ruggedman reacts to #NairaMarley’s arrest and its implications. [Swipe] 📹: CityFm
The veteran rapper who spoke in Pidgin English said : “I wake up this morning to see say EFCC don carry am. I don dey wait to see his people wey go halla go EFCC office go protest, but I no see dem.
“Well, make we dey wait, because at the end of the day, my advice to the people on social media, all you gangsters and gangsteresses, know that when dem dey push you for social media, real-life dey. If dem push you mistakenly …you know say when rewire dey work, and dem cross two wires, e go shock. So wetin happen to am today be say dem go cross social media wire, the fake life wire with reality own, e com shock am. As reality com put hand inside socia media pull am comot say guy com and explain that your slavery issue first”.
You’ll recall that Naira Marley and Ruggedman recently had a go at each other when the latter criticised the former over his statement about internet fraud and slavery.
The veteran rapper asked Naira Marley not to mislead young people on social media by using slavery to justify cybercrime.
@nairamarley My brother, I love your music and all but you need to get one thing clear and do not mislead people. Especially kids on social media. You can do Yahoo all you want, but do not disrespect the part of the black race that were sold into slavery by trying to use it to justify cyber crime. The people who bought slaves died ages ago. If you want to fight that, then start a cause/movement against the British and America. Who ever owned slaves, but stealing the hard earned money of other people isnt about slavery. You say the Nigerian leaders are looting trillions outta this country, why arent you hacking their accounts and giving back to the people Robin Hood style? I swear I go hail you for that one. But bro respect the black race and dont try to use it to justify cyber crime. E no follow. If it wasnt a crime popo wont be busting boys for it.
Thousands of qualified Nigerians cant get jobs outside Nigeria because of “yahoo”. Their families are suffering.
Young Nigerians are suspect everywhere they go because of “yahoo”. If you want to do it, enjoy. Nobody is stopping you.
But remember that if you do the crime, if you are caught you do the time.
I got friends that are into it, I dont judge.
I got friends who are in jail as we speak for doing it, I dont judge.
All man dey hustle. God bless all our hustles and let’s hold our leaders accountable.
#NigeriaMustBeGreatAgain #NigeriaisForUsAllNotForAParticularTribeOrGroup
In another interview with Hip TV, Ruggedman urged to Naira Marley to stop celebrating fraud.
He said; “For a young upcoming artist like him, he shouldn’t be doing stuff like that. You don’t just come out and start celebrating fraud. Especially something, nothing not just in Nigeria but the whole world is frowning upon. You don’t want to know how they look at Nigerians abroad because of fraud. Does two wrongs make a right?
In his response, Naira Marley fired back at Ruggedman asking him to spend his time writing lyrics to resurrect his career rather than writing advice.

Why ex-Konga boss, Sim Shagaya is now venturing into education with ed-tech startup, uLesson


After a seemingly extended break from entrepreneurship, ex-Konga CEO Sim Shagaya returns to the Internet startup space with an ed-tech solution called uLesson.

Review of the $22 MTN Smart T ‘smart’ feature phone


A quick review of the MTN Smart T ‘smart’ feature phone that retails for ₦8,000 ($22) and was released in Lagos recently.

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