Speaking at the maiden edition of Techpoint Inspired, Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, said (to religious organisations):
“Don’t ask people to give when you are not contributing in any way to how they make the money”.
He further emphasised the huge role religion has to play in economic growth through encouraging and resourcing people to develop enterprises, to create wealth.
In the words of Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, no amount of praying and fasting can make Nigeria great without hard work. This then begs the question: what role can religious institutions play in building Nigeria’s economy?
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Death to breast cancer? Considering the increasing prevalence of breast cancer, the recent announcement of the availability of breast thermography, a safe, non-invasive test that results in earlier detection of cancer, by The Houston Holistic Health Company Limited is a notable development.
Son of Amadioha/Sango? Meet Obayagbona Emmanuel Imafidonan, an Electrical Engineering graduate from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu. He reckons he can solve Nigeria’s power problem by harnessing lightning for electricity.
Misplaced priorities. Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, recently inaugurated a committee for a proposed ICT University of Nigeria. But does Nigeria need an ICT University now?
The dark side of the new executive order for Nigeria’s ICT industry. One of the specifications of the executive order recently signed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo mandates Federal Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to give preference to local content in the procurement of specified items, including ICT products.
A well-meaning move at its core, it gives cause to question why public and private businesses/agencies have so far shown a preference for foreign IT products, in spite of the higher costs.
For the past few months, we have featured up and coming startups at 9 AM every weekday. Starting Monday, June 12, this feature will now run at 12 noon every weekday.
This week’s featured startups
- Novael — shop for, and publish, novels and articles
- Wetin Dey — create 5000-member chat groups, sync across multiple devices and more
- Hubrif — stream, and publish, short African films for free
- Bamira — have your shopping done for you at affordable costs
- Palmfront — create a wedding catalogue and gift registry for free
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