Flutterwave, one of Africa’s leading payments technology companies, will partner with the Nigerian basketball team, D’Tigers, as they head to Tokyo to compete for gold at the 2021 Olympic Games. Coach Mike Brown— Associate Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors will lead D’Tigers to the Olympics. D’Tigers are the only...
Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has instructed banks in the West African country to freeze accounts belonging to the MultiChoice Group and its subsidiaries. The revenue service has accused the massive entertainment media provider, amongst the largest on the continent, of alleged tax evasion. “It was discovered that ...
While organisations across West Africa work to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, the global cybercrime industry is going into overdrive. An increasingly sophisticated cybercrime industry is launching a range of attacks aimed at organisations and critical infrastructure. Such attacks are growing in volume and sophistication, putting our collective...
Invest In Africa (IIA), an enterprise focused on growing local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver positive economic impacts and create jobs, has partnered with Vodafone Ghana to support local businesses by enhancing their digital capabilities. The partnership will provide local SMEs with tailor-made digital solutions...
Nigeria's final journey into the deployment of 5G technology is expected to begin sometime relatively soon, barring any unforeseen circumstances. The Guardian reports that the only obstacle to the deployment of the technology in Nigeria is approval by the country's Federal Government. A previously existing obstacle, a supposed loose end,...
Facebook's internal Research and Development (R&D) team is reportedly working on an educational mobile app called Sabee. The app seems to be targeted towards learners in Nigeria when it becomes fully functional. The social media powerhouse first announced opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria in September last year, and Sabee...
Jiji, a leading classified marketplace operator based in Nigeria, has acquired one of the country's leading automotive trade platforms in Cars45. Co-founder of Jiji, Vladimir Mnogoletniy, told TechCrunch that the acquisition is a means for the company to expand beyond its classifieds business. He also explained that vehicle listings are the...
ESG (environmental, social and governance) data analytics company, Risk Insights, and Instinctif Partners, a strategic communications company, today announced the launch of ESG GPS Nigeria, the country's first AI and machine learning ESG rating tool, developed by Africans for Africa. ESG GPS is based on global standards and bespoke...
In 2020, the unemployment rate in Ghana was at approximately 4.51% of the total labor force. The unemployment rate is the percentage of a country's labour force that is without jobs but are available to work and actively seeking employment. This is an increment from 4.16% in 2018 and 4.22%...
There are at least 2 large-scale pending legal suits that have been filed against the federal government of Nigeria over its controversial 4 June decision to indefinitely suspend access to Twitter in the country. Since the ban, the legality of the government's decision has been widely questioned, and stakeholders in...
MTN Nigeria plans to invest 640-billion naira (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s Ambition 2025 strategy. "Nigeria is one of our most...
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has begun ramping up efforts to regulate online media in Nigeria, just two weeks after Twitter was indefinitely banned in the West African country. Now, the federal government has asked that the House of Representatives pass a law that will enable the Nigerian Broadcasting...
5 June, on a brisk Friday evening, the Nigerian government sought to indefinitely ban users in the country from accessing social media network Twitter. A decision based on the government's reaction to the service's deletion of a Tweet that was posted from President Muhammadu Buhari's official Twitter account. In an...
Synology today announces that DiskStation, its award-winning NAS server dedicated to data sharing and backup, is now available at the largest online store in Nigeria - Jumia. This announcement comes with a grand opening special offer: 10% on all items in the store. Synology DiskStation is an intelligent storage device...
To a large extent, enhancing the customer experience (CX) has been a game of catch-up for most organisations in Ghana, until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which significantly accelerated the uptake of digital channels by enterprises last year. As the pandemic drove consumers to avoid traditional physical interaction with...
On 28 May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days remained below 4,000 MW, 6% below-average production. Low pressure on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) left several gas turbine power plants with an insufficient gas supply, leading to plant shutdowns and...
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