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Nigeria is looking to utelise computers manufactured locally.

Nigeria looking to localise IT solutions

September 27, 2016 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian information technology sector is among the fastest growing in Africa and although there is significant growth Nigerians believe the consumption of foreign IT solutions is causing shrinking market. According to a report by Vanguard, the Nigerian Federal government needs to reverse the trend of Nigerian consuming and not producing any IT...

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Josephine Marie Godwyll winner of the 2015 Awards, teaching digital literacy skills to child beneficiaries of her social enterprise, Young at Heart GH.

The annual Tigo Digital ChangeMakers Awards are upon us

September 27, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana in partnership with International NGO, Reach for Change have launched the Tigo Digital Changemakers Award.  This year, Tigo is looking for innovations that focus on education, broadening digital inclusion and support business...

Lagos Startup Week is a celebration of entrepreneurs, startups and small business  owners in Lagos from 26-30 September

Lagos Startup Week to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass

September 26, 2016 • Events, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Lagos Startup Week,the annual week long celebration of startups in Lagos is back and scheduled to take place 24­ to 30  September, 2016 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki ­Lagos. This years Lagos Startup week theme is “Be Inspired” Lagos Startup week...

TECNO Mobile launched its premium flagship smartphone, TECNO PHANTOM 5.

Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5

September 22, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5  features such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing. A premium smartphone fully optimized for work and leisure, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek...

To Let co-founders (L-R) Sulaiman Balogun, Fakayo Ogundipe, Dapo Eludire and Seyi Ayeni

Lagos real estate startup closes $1.2 million funding deal

September 21, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Lagos-based real estate classifieds start-up, ToLet.com.ng,  announced that it closed a $1.2 million Series A round of funding from Frontier Digital Ventures. To Let CEO, Fikayo Ogundipa has indicated that the funds will contribute vastly to the...

Acting Director General of the National Information Technology,Dr Olatunji Vincent,visits Rack Centre,restates Government commitment to enforce local hosting of Government's Data

Nigeria: Local hosting of government data to be enforced

September 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Acting Director General of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Olatunji Vincent has reiterated his sentiment on the commitment of the Nigerian Government that data generated in the country should be hosted within the...

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Samsung Electronics launches Smart School Project in Akwa Ibom

September 16, 2016 • Education, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its fourth Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State. Fulfining its commitment to help facilitate the growth and development of Nigeria’s education sector, the project is targeted...

The IrokoX team will provide a suite of services, including but not limited to; content production & promotion, programming and branded sponsorship campaigns

Iroko Launches African Multi Platform Network – IrokoX

September 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Iroko Launches African Multi Platform Network – IrokoX

African digital entertainment company, Iroko, has announced it is launching a Multi-Platform Network [MPN] to provide a framework and platform for aspiring African stars of the future. IrokoX, Africa’s only full-service, cross-media MPN, is set to become...

MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services (image credit: Wikipedia)

4G LTE in Nigeria: What to Expect

September 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 4G LTE in Nigeria: What to Expect

Following the acquisition of Visafone with its 800MHz frequency spectrum earlier this year and the 10-year 2.6GHz frequency spectrum in July this year, MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services thus setting the pace and breaking...

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Ecobank, Mastercard launch Masterpass QR in Nigeria

September 9, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank, Mastercard launch Masterpass QR in Nigeria

Ecobank Group has partnered with Mastercard to launch Ecobank Masterpass QR, an enhancement to the Masterpass global digital payment service that will enable millions of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria to accept fast and secure digital...

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Aikio named Mali’s best startup

September 7, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Aikio named Mali’s best startup

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Mali round to a successful close during Seedstars Bamako. The event took place for the first time this Sunday at Impact Hub Bamako,...

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Ericsson, Galaxy Backbone partner to transform public services in Nigeria

September 5, 2016 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ericsson, Galaxy Backbone partner to transform public services in Nigeria

  Ericsson and Galaxy Backbone, the Government ICT shared services provider in Nigeria, has today announced a partnership to design and deploy ICT based solutions and services supporting the delivery of efficient public services in the country. This...

Lagos, Nigeria. Mobile operators are said to be under pressure from NATCOMS to compensate subscribers because of alleged poor quality of service. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Web4Africa announces West Africa’s First Mirror Project

September 2, 2016 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Web4Africa announces West Africa’s First Mirror Project

  Web4Africa, a leading web hosting company, announces the launch of The Nigerian Mirror Project, a first of its type in the West African sub-region. The Nigerian Mirror Project, which is physically hosted in Nigeria and reachable at mirror.ng, aims to...

Tigo Tazania gets a new modular data centre

Tigo Ghana customers to receive payments of over USD250000

September 2, 2016 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Tigo Ghana customers to receive payments of over USD250000

Telecom brand of the year, Tigo Ghana, will pay over GHS1 million (USD250000) in quarterly interest earned by over three million customers on its award-winning mobile money solution, Tigo Cash. The payment, which will be done in two tranches, is in line with...

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Seedstars hits Bamako Mali

September 2, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Seedstars hits Bamako Mali

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is coming to Mali for the first time on the 4th of September to scout for the best entrepreneurs in technology. In line with its mission to place...

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Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

August 26, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of...