Tech Business

Toluse Francis November 22, 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics reported on Monday that Nigeria recorded a Real GDP Growth rate of 1.4% for the 3rd quarter of 2017, solidifying Nigeria’s exit from recession. The report also revises Nigeria’s second quarter GDP to 0.72% from 0.55% previously reported. By all account, things seem to be moving in the right direction, […]

Toluse Francis November 22, 2017

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST today announced the launch of two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the continent. The spaces will join the flagship headquartered in Accra, Ghana, as part of a growing Pan-African network of MEST Incubators. […]

Toluse Francis November 20, 2017

Let’s get this clear; it is extremely difficult, if not practically impossible, to build a solely online consumer internet business in Nigeria and by extension, Africa. This is due to a number of reasons including poor internet connectivity and reach, lack of trust, and broken infrastructure, among others. Even faced with these challenges, I still […]

Toluse Francis November 20, 2017

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 20th November 2017 to Monday, 27th November 2017. Startup Grind Startup Grind Lagos is set to host Former Minister of Communication Technology and now […]

Toluse Francis November 17, 2017

As the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest enterprise internet service providers, Muyiwa Ogungboye prides himself in his capacity to endure hardship. But things were so difficult in the earlier days of building his company — eStream Networks — that he almost threw in the towel twice. On one occasion, crucial equipment got fried up, […]

Toluse Francis November 17, 2017

  Nigeria’s Mobile Telecommunications firm, 9Mobile (formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria) and Bango a UK based firm have announced a partnership. The partnership allows 9pay wallet users to pay for apps on the Google play store without having a debit card or bank account but using the payment gateway provided by Bango. What is 9Pay […]

Toluse Francis November 16, 2017

In 2016, Punch reported that online freelancing may be the future of work in Nigeria. The reason for this speculation is not far-fetched. Over time there has been increase in freelancing activities and Nigerian freelancers have had the opportunity to access projects across the African border. As freelancers keep sprouting, local players in the freelancing […]

Toluse Francis November 16, 2017

Google Code-in   Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to open source software development. Since 2010, over 4500 students from 99 countries have completed work in the contest. Because Google Code-in is often the first experience many students have with open source, the contest is designed to make it easy for students […]

Toluse Francis November 14, 2017

When it comes to choosing what computer brand to use, it might be a tough decision considering factors such as, your pocket size and what you intend to use the computer for. Over the years in Nigeria the mostly used brands have been HP and Dell recently joined by Lenovo. Despite topping the chart on […]

Toluse Francis November 14, 2017

There are two important pieces of news on our curated list of global tech news that will interest you; find out why Donald Trump’s Twitter account was briefly deactivated and a $175 million VC backed edtech startup is shutting down two of its revolutionary classrooms.

Toluse Francis November 13, 2017

The graph below shows that the Nigerian industrial sector barely utilised power supply from the national grid  for a period of 28 years; the case isn’t different today. And as it turns out, their resort to self-generated electricity incurs high cost of production, which a report puts at ₦3.5 trillion per annum. Electricity consumption pattern […]

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