Nigerian Mobile Internet Users

Why Glo and 9mobile are losing their internet mobile subscribers

Nigeria's active mobile telephone users increased to 160 million in April, with internet users reaching 101.2 million in the same period, up from 100.6...
Jumia Travel

Jumia launches state-of-the-art experience centre, making online shopping accessible to all.

Shopping can be a chore. However, it becomes easy when you have a personal shopper who can help you navigate the puzzle of purchasing...

Nigerian Fintech Startup, Piggybank.ng, secures $1.1M Seed Funding

Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng, an online and mobile app savings platform targeted at African Millennials, today announces that it has closed on Seed Funding of $1.1M, from...

Taxify raises fresh $175 million investment funding

Ride-hailing platform, Taxify has announced the completion of an investment fund round of $175million which will further raise the valuation of the platform to the $1...

Opera Mini developer, Opera Software may acquire Telnet’s Paycom

Telnet Nigeria Limited is reportedly near closing a deal to sell controlling stakes in its mobile money business subsidiary, Paycom, to Opera Software, maker...

Google Impact Challenge to offer $2 million grant for non-profits in Nigeria.

Tech-giant, Google, has launched the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018. The Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu, said the initiative will see Google offer...

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos – Its first hub space...

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub...
Fintech

Banks Vs Fintechs – Who should be Afraid? (Part Two)

A New Type of Disruptor There are two categories of companies that don’t get enough attention and they aren’t the typical disruptors you think about...

How VCs are encouraging terrible business practices by founders

This will likely be one of my most controversial posts. But I think these things need to be said. Like I have always maintained,...
Fintech

Banks Vs Fintechs – Who should be Afraid?

On the 6th of April, 2016 while addressing a church congregation at This Present House (TPH) in Lekki, Lagos, the CEO of Guaranty Trust...
Samsung S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+; here is everything you need to know

Sleek exterior, powerful new internal components and speakers that create phenomenal sound, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the perfect blend of class...
Damilola Runsewe, Senior Manager, Corporate segment, EBU, MTN Nigeria.

MTN partners Diamond Bank and others, host Techfest2018 in Lagos

A Glimpse into the Future of Nigeria’s Tech Scene The maiden edition of TechFest, themed ‘Spark Your Curiosity’ brought together thousands of digerati (tech enthusiasts)...
Co-creation Hub, Yaba , Lagos, Nigeria.

Unilag as a missing piece in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem

While some technology entrepreneurs have stressed that Nigeria does not have a tech ecosystem, this may be unfair to the work done by the...
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An argument for inclusive innovation with Academia as core

For a somewhat successful ecosystem, short-terministic partners must include risk capitalists (VCs and investors), the entrepreneurs themselves, a handshake with the industry and to...

Paga Eureka and suddenly ‘Savings’ is now a Feature

Nigeria’s Fintech space is gradually showing signs of maturity and consolidation. Most CEOs are looking to become the next big winners after Interswitch. Like...
Electronic Payment. Photo by Jonas Leupe on Unsplash

Tech companies and the rise of the one-tap economy

Technology companies have transformed the world over the last two decades, and for good reason. They have overtaken oil and gas and manufacturing hegemons...
Mathew McCooe, CEO of Connecticut Innovations

How Nigerian entrepreneurs can participate in this $5m global venture challenge

Nigerian startups are in for good times as VentureClash comes to Lagos this May. The competition is slated to hold at the Radisson Blu in Lagos between...
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Why MVN not BVN is the key to unlocking Nigeria’s data potential

We probably all know that there are myriads of bio-metric datasets currently available to the Nigerian government. If you have an international passport, driver’s...

Facebook hypes UBA chat bot, Leo

Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg showcased UBA's AI platform, Leo, at the recently concluded Facebook Developer Conference F8 which was held at the McEnery Convention...

Embattled Facebook losses another Director

Social-media giant Facebook has announced that WhatsApp Co-founder, Jan Koum will be leaving Facebook. Koum revealed that he's is resigning to pursue other interests. There...

Facebook grows users, posts 48.9% revenue growth in Q1 2018

Embattled social-media giant, Facebook has released its Q1 2018 ended March 31, 2018, financial report. The result shows a 48.9% growth in revenue from...

Truecaller records 100 million daily active users, 20% reside in Africa

Swedish call filtering service Truecaller has announced that it has reached over 100 million daily active users. According to the company, it grew to its...
Konga offline

Analysis: What the future holds for the New Konga!

We’ve all read about what likely went wrong with Konga. I wrote a piece about that as well, but before then I had written...

mSurvey secures $3.5 million Series A funding

The mobile-first consumer feedback platform for businesses and consumers in Africa mSurvey has announced a Series A funding round of $3.5 million, the new funding...

Taxify introduces new feature for its drivers

In its bid to ensure the safety of its partner drivers, Taxify has introduced a new feature, an SOS button, on its ride-hailing app...

Tolet.com.ng rebrands, changes name to PropertyPro.ng

Nigeria's online real estate company ToLet, has formally announced a change of name to  PropertyPro.ng. Recall that the property search and eCommerce site, ToLet, acquired Jumia House website...
FINT

Meet FINT, the FinTech Company that wants to change micro-lending in Nigeria

FINT.ng is a loan marketplace that connects borrowers to lenders. Borrowers get access to credit at affordable rates and lenders get their money back...
Startups

Opinion: Is NITDA’s grant to these startups a joke?

According to reports by Techpoint, Nigerian Startups raised a total of $9.24m in Q1 2018. The report reveals that 14 were involved in forms...

So, who is Supporting the Non-Tech Ecosystem?

Nairametrics| I have been thinking about this topic for some time now. In fact, what got me to think is the use of the...

Updated: Kinnevik explains why iROKO Tv was removed from its list of its Investee Companies

Swedish tech investment company Kinnevik may have reduced the relevance of its stake in iROKOTV as it did not disclose the PayTV as one...
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