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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...

Remote Connections Up 44% During Lockdown in Nigeria

Many organisations across Africa are finding themselves transitioning their workforce to remote work at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. IT departments are re-architecting their environments on the fly to allow for remote access. Now, according to a...

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 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...
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5 Tech Trends Redefining Nigeria’s Digital Landscape

In the heart of Africa's burgeoning tech ecosystem, Nigeria, often referred to as the "Giant of Africa," is not...
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