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Unemployed youth in Nigeria can use the Emplug technology platform which is created for information sharing.

Nigeria: Emplug to fund technology startups

January 16, 2017 • Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

With the alarming increase in the unemployment rate in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, Emplug technology platform is an employment portal that seeks to link job seekers with employers. According to the Vanguard the social network platform founded by Azunna Chukwu who is also the Chief Executive Officer said the platform will provide technology training,...

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Nigerians have been warned against investing in digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Nigerians warned against digital currencies like Bitcoin

January 16, 2017 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (4)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria has issued a warning to all Nigerians about the danger of investing their money into cryptocurrencies (digital currencies) such as Bitcoin according to a report in BuzzNigeria. In a statement released by the...

ENGIE will be developing solar energy forfor individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing.

Senegal: Renewable energy gets a boost

January 12, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday Senegalese company ENGIE announced their partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency, to fast track the development of renewable energies in the country. This comes as a result of ENGIE, being selected for the Dakar TER project...

Facebook has partnered the ICLDNG on free internet safety resources for teenagers, parents and educators through its newly launched Safety Centre.  (Image source:Google/ business2community.com)

Nigeria: Facebook partners ICLDNG to improve browsing

January 10, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to make the internet a safe and secure environment for communities, Facebook has partnered with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) to launch a safety center for teenagers, parents and educators. According to...

Data Science Nigeria is a professional-led non-profit designed to train and mentor young Nigerians through face-to-face, virtual online classes, project-based support and holiday boot camps.

Data Science Nigeria runs e-Learning bootcamp

January 9, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientist in an aim to address the capacity gaps in Data science for beginners, intermediate and experts. The learning bootcamp will be held in Lekki axis of Lagos State between Friday 20 and...

Business Connexion Nigeria has invested significantly to ensure it has the skills, certifications and capability to deliver across the entire Oracle stack of hardware, software and industry solutions.

Business Connexion aims to help Nigerian businesses innovate

December 21, 2016 • Software, West AfricaComments Off on Business Connexion aims to help Nigerian businesses innovate

Today’s tough economic climate is driving organisations to digitise and embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) to make them more flexible and agile, giving them the ability to change rapidly and drive down costs. Organisations need slick processes that are...

South Africa, Nigeria & Kenya are the leading countries in online shopping in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to our survey.

Online Shoppers in Sub-Saharan Africa still don’t trust e-commerce sites

December 20, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online Shoppers in Sub-Saharan Africa still don’t trust e-commerce sites

A majority of Africans in Sub-Saharan do not trust online shopping sites, this is according to a recent GeoPoll survey conducted in 5 African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana on online shopping following a Black Friday frenzy seen in...

Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, Paystack Co-founders.

Nigerian fintech startup secures $1.3M investment

December 20, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian fintech startup secures $1.3M investment

Fintech startup, Paystack has announced it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund, Blue Rinc Capital, Pave...

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Ghana: Mastercard, Zenith partner to strengthen banking system

December 19, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Mastercard, Zenith partner to strengthen banking system

Mastercard and Zenith Bank have included Ghana as part of their partnership in West Africa. The agreement is geared towards issuing a suite of digital payment solutions that include prepaid, debit and credit cards which was made available from December 14,...

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Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

Zoto has announced that it has become the number one app in Google play store in Nigeria for the shopping category. With this new development, Zoto has registered a strong presence in the airtime recharge segment in Africa, which was dependent upon physical...

The NCC discovered that procedure for SIM swap differs from one operator to the other and wants to standardise how SIM Swap is done.

Nigeria: Regulator to introduce new SIM swap guidelines

December 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Regulator to introduce new SIM swap guidelines

According to a report in The Gaurdian, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has plans to introduce new guidelines that will standardise the processes and procedures for Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) swaps across all networks. The decision...

The app allows users to  manage missed calls,  voicemails and voice messages over a seamless and intuitive chat-like interface. (image: Jan Persiel)

Nigeria: Bingham University graduate invents elections app

December 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Bingham University graduate invents elections app

A young graduate, Shamah Abubakar has invented e-Franchise, an elections application. According to The Guardian the app was developed by an alumnus of the Bingham University in Karu local Government area. According to the report the app was used during the...

Startit offers startup support services like business registration, business planning etc.

Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

December 9, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

Experts are unanimous on the need for more entrepreneurs in Nigeria to take advantage of value-creating opportunities by creating enterprises that can scale fast, create quality jobs and reduce dependence on foreign products and services. In line with this,...

(l-r): Chief Product and Information Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Otuyemi Otule;Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Wema Bank Plc, Segun Oloketuyi; Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher and Head of Retail, Wema Bank PLC, Dotun Ifebogun doing a product demonstration at the unveiling of WemaEasySavers Account by the companies in Lagos on Thursday.

Nigeria: Wema Bank and Etisalat launch account for youth

December 9, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Wema Bank and Etisalat launch account for youth

Wema Bank Plc and Etisalat Nigeria have partnered to introduce WemaEasySavers, a Tier-1 savings account aimed to ensure financial inclusion for more Nigerians especially the youth. The newly launched WemaEasySavers is an easy to open and use account designed...

(l-r): Director, Consumer Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Adeola Dairo; Managing Director, Samsung West Africa, Paul Lee and Vice President, Marketing, Etisalat Nigeria, Adebisi Idowu, at the launch of the Samsung Experience Zone in the Etisalat Experience Centre, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

December 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

Nigerian telecommunications network, Etisalat Nigeria, has launched a Samsung Experience Zone within the Etisalat Experience Centre in Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos. Etisalat in partnership with Samsung West Africa unveiled the first of many Samsung...

Lenovo Nigeria in partnership with Slot Systems unveiled the first retail brand store in Lagos.  (Image Credit:Blouin News)

Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

December 8, 2016 • Hardware, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

According to a report by The Guardian, Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria. The store is set to be located at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos and will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktops,...