TechCabal has released the Nigerian Women in Tech Report which examines the distribution and level of involvement of women in Nigeria’s technology and STEM fields. https://twitter.com/whamhydhe/status/1246445163586748426?s=19 The report, which is available for free download, looks at the gaps that exist in women participation, show challenges and highlight recommendations for improvement. It...
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) wants to provide an exemption for startups providing essential services during the lockdown in Nigeria, writes Tech Cabal. In keeping with this, the agency created an online form on 5 April to identify services companies. https://twitter.com/NITDANigeria/status/1246785000097398787 This move comes one week after the government imposed...
Telecommunications service provider Airtel Nigeria has announced a commitment of over $4.9-million towards the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria, reports The Guardian Nigeria. In a breakdown of the pledged sum, Airtel says that about $500-thousand will go towards the provision of an isolation centre or any required medical facility as...
Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of the week based on the most popular searches conducted in Nigeria. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes more...
Last week, LifeBank announced via Instagram that it was building a national register of ventilators, respirators and ICU beds in Nigeria - reports Tech Cabal. LifeBank founder, Temie Giwa-Tubosun says that they had found 126 units, possibly comprising all three equipment categories as the company had reached 200 hospitals across...
The world is reeling from the impact of the novel coronavirus, companies are suffering from cuts in profits and thousands of employees are forced home. However, what seems like a desperate moment in history can actually be turned into a great opportunity. Why, you might ask? The answer is simple,...
Medical diagnostics distributor, Redbird has launched a COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker in its bid to counter the spread of Coronavirus across the African continent. Accessible as a browser-based app via covid19.redbird.co, Redbird’s COVID-19 check-in app is a way for every person to self-report symptoms without needing to...
Nigerian health and biotech startup 54Gene has raised $500,000 for a fund aimed at improving Nigeria's capacity to carry out tests fro COVID-19. Known as the Nigeria COVID-19 Testing Support Fund - this fund will enable the ramping up of for the testing of the virus by up to 1000...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been cause for alarm across the world in recent months - from disrupting global economies and international trade relations to perpetuating the largest work-from-home migration. In the wake of this outbreak, fake news has wreaked havoc as people try to decipher what's real and what's fiction....
Fiam Wifi, a new telecommunication company has launched its services in Nigeria to provide affordable and reliable Internet connectivity to people, especially in high-demand, low-income and rural communities, says Vanguard. Fiam launched after a three month pilot in Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos. Akin Marinho, CEO, says the network installs...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signalled that cybercrime and e-fraud are some of the major challenges facing telecommunication users in Nigeria, reports Vanguard. NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta says just that at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair. Furthermore, Director in the Commission Reuben Mmuoka says that the...
MTN Ghana has announced a new 'Y'ello' care package where customers will be able to access a host of online learning channels to support education from home, as well as to entertain children unable to go to school due to the regulation in place to halt the spread of...
New guidebooks are being released this year that profile some of Africa's most innovative and impactful startups. Covering start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya. These startup guide books shine a spotlight on companies tackling overarching socio-economic issues, the people behind them and the communities backing...
Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme, available in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The Accelerator will be a six-month programme that aims to provide training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Selected leaders will spend up to three months learning from experts,...
According to Mastercard, giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible. A new white paper titled Pay on Demand: The Digital Path to Financial Inclusion, from Mastercard, explores how...
MTN Zambia is set to introduce a new range of digital products and services for 2020. This “exciting” new product range stems from an effort to “bring the benefits of modern connected life to its customers,” writes Lisa Mulozi, manager of communications at MTN Zambia. These new products are expected...
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