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COVID-19 Nigeria

Nigeria Receives 4-Million Moderna COVID-19 Jabs from US

Nigeria has received 4-million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the US as the most populous country in Africa ramps up efforts to battle a rising third wave of infections. UNICEF officials received the vaccines, which arrived on two...

New COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Designed “For Nigeria by Nigerians”

Rapid Trace, a new innovative contact tracing mobile app has been developed by Cadnetwork Enterprise, burgeoning Nigerian tech firm. The app is being touted as a key in Nigeria's fight against COVID-19. The Guardian writes that the app is designed...

Nigerians Have Sent Over 1 Billion SMSs since the Beginning of Lockdown

Nigeria's lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the usage of SMSs - the quintessential short message service used all across the world - as subscribers were discovered to have sent over 1-billion messages within the last month. Though...

Platform Simplifies Access to COVID-19 Interventions in Nigeria

Beating Corona Nigeria, the country's leading virtual intervention database has restructured its model to help disadvantaged Nigerians in need of interventions connect with the relevant non-profits. The platform itself kicked off last month, 9 April, and has recorded a massive...

COVID-19 Exposes Lack of ICT Policy in Nigeria’s Education System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragile state of Nigeria's education system. A system which the Guardian Nigeria describes as "messy," one that "lacks information and communications technology (ICT) ingredients, leaving the system to churn out half-baked graduates." They write...

Nigerian Startup Creates 100-Million Naira COVID-19 Payout Fund

Africa focused payment startup PalmPay has waived transfer fees in Nigeria and is offering direct payouts to customers who have contracted COVID-19 in the country, according to Tech Crunch. Launched in 2019, and backed by Chinese mobile-phone manufacturer Transsion, PalmPay...

Nigerian Tech Innovators Establish COVID-19 Crowdfunded Donation Platform

A group of tech innovators have created a crowdfunding platform to receive and distribute relief funds to financially distressed Nigerians. We Are Together is a crowdfunded COVID-19 relief fund for the country. The website was set up in response to...

Nigeria to Use HIV Test Equipment to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) will begin repurposing equipment designed for HIV and tuberculosis tests to accelerate COVID-19 testing, reports Tech Cabal. This is according to Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC, who relayed the information on an...

Nigerian Government to Support Struggling Startups

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...

Airtel Nigeria Commits $4.9-million to Curb Virus Spread

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...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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