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Huawei to rival Android with new operating system amidst US ban, Huawei, Huawei staff members to get $286 million cash reward, here’s why 

Huawei competes with Apple, announces release date for new smartwatch

Barely days after Tech Company, Apple released its new line of products, ranging from the iPhone 11 series to the Apple Watch Series 5, Huawei has announced the release date of its smartwatch. 

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...
Tech Roundup

Tech News Roundup: Paystack, Google, Arik Air all in the news

Welcome to Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup.

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...

My experience with Yochaa mobile app for Nigerian stock analysis

Most people find reading or listening to the news on the daily stock market boring and uninteresting. This is can be attributed to the...
Google’s CEO becomes CEO of Alphabet as founders, Page and Brin step down, Google is facing another probe for its $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition 

Google faces probe over $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition

Google is facing currently another scrutiny by the US DOJ over data privacy fears as a result of its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit.  
Google Launchpad Accelerator Class 3

Startups under Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class 3 have raised N3.24 billion

@Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3, which comprised of 12 startups, successfully raised $9 million (N3.24 billion) and had created over 120 jobs.

Google introduces an app to help users save cost on data

Tech giant google has introduced Datally, an app that will enable customers manage their data subscriptions more effectively. The app is targeted towards emerging...
Truecaller records 130% growth so far this year, Truecaller responds to breaching Nigerian’s privacy rights , Nigeria ranked among top 20 countries affected by spams calls, SMS - Truecaller 

Nigeria ranked among top 20 countries affected by spam calls, SMS – Truecaller 

The volume of unsolicited calls and messages, otherwise called spam has increased globally. This is according to Truecaller’s annual report.
CBN OMO ban could give stocks a much-needed boost , CBN’s N132.56 billion T-bills auction records oversubscription by 327% , Nigeria pays $1.09 billion to service external debt in 9 months , Implications of the new CBN stance on treasury bill sale to individuals, Digital technology and blockchain altering conventional banking models - Emefiele  , Increasing food prices might erase chances of CBN cutting interest rate   , Customer complaint against excess/unauthorized charges hits 1, 612 - CBN , CBN moves to reduce cassava derivatives import worth $600 million  , Invest in infrastructural development - CBN Governor admonishes investors , Credit to government declines, as Credit to private sector hits N25.8 trillion, CBN sets N10 billion minimum capital for Mortgage firms, CBN sets N10 billion minimum capital for Mortgage firms , Why you should be worried about the latest drop in external reserves, CBN, Alert: CBN issues N847.4 billion treasury bills for Q1 2020 , PMI: Nigeria’s manufacturing sector gains momentum in November, CBN warns high foreign credits could collapse Nigeria’s economy, predicts high poverty 

Digital technology and blockchain altering conventional banking models – Emefiele  

The CBN has stated that continuous technological innovations in the world have disrupted the financial service sector.  

Opera launches its new app, Opera News, in Africa

With more than 100 thousand downloads in less than two weeks, Opera News is on path to become the number one news app in...

TSTV vs DSTV: How to take on a Monopoly

Last week I wrote a post mortem, my thoughts on why I believed GoMyWay failed. Seriously guys, I did not enjoy it. This week,...

Report: Instagram dominates as 22 million Nigerians use internet for social media

More Nigerians are using the internet for personal purposes.
MTN Nigeria, MTN gets CBN licence

MTN builds partner ecosystem

MTN Nigeria along with hundreds of Nigerian businesses; large-scale to SMEs, came together for the ICT Company’s maiden Partner Summit, themed ‘MTN Fusion’.
Paga

Paga’s Tayo Oviosu joins 84th cohorts of Endeavour Entrepreneurs

Nigeria’s online payment service provider, Paga has announced that it currently processes $160 million worth of deals monthly.

MEST launches incubator spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

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,...
Digital technology, innovation aid €127m agriculture revenue 

Digital technology, innovation aid €127m agriculture revenue 

Africa realised €127 million in revenue due to the increase in the use of digital technologies, innovations and data, according to a report.
United Kingdom to deepen fintech partnership in Nigeria 

United Kingdom to deepen fintech partnership in Nigeria 

The Nigerian financial technology sector is set to receive a major boost as the UK has disclosed plans to deepen Fintech partnership in Nigeria.
Entrepreneur Photo by Ben Rosett on Unsplash

Entrepreneurs have no Shame! by Fisayo Durojaiye

I thought that being an entrepreneur would give me more time to do other things outside of waking up in the morning, rushing to join Lagos traffic and coming back home really late at night. I thought that as an entrepreneur, I will have time for other things. Alas, that’s a lie from the pit of hell.
Google set to extend footprints with acquisition of smartwatch company, Fitbit  , Google wants to start banking with you 

Google wants to start banking with you 

Google (@Google) has expressed intentions to start providing financial solutions to its customers.
Uber acquires Careem, Dubai ride-hailing services, Regulatory approvals

Uber’s acquisition of rival, Careem, raises anti-competition concerns

Uber will drop a whopping $3.1 billion to acquire Dubai-bases Careem. But officials are not pleased with the development.
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...
FutureHackk Agriculture

Win N3 million in the upcoming FG FutureHack challenge; apply now

@nitdanigeria's FutureHack challenge is currently accepting and reviewing applications to be shortlisted as part of its July 2019 hackathon event.
EZ Farming

Nigerian agric-tech startup, EZ Farming clinches $150,000 seed funding 

EZ Farming is the latest agricultural technology startup to benefit from a $150,000 seed funding from 500 startups,
Computer Village, Phone Swap

Phone Swap: Phone retailers losing business segment to black market

Before you walk into a phone retail shop for a phone swap, ensure that you are not quick to anger and you are an individual with few words, because the response of the staff in charge will probably push you over the edge.
Nigeria miles away from financial inclusion goal - FT Partners 

Nigeria, miles away from financial inclusion goal – FT Partners 

Nigeria's journey to becoming the Giant of Africa, especially in financial inclusiveness, is farther than it appears. #FinTech #MOBILEMONEY #PoS #e-WALLET
CcHub’s Bosun Tijani discloses expansion plans following iHub acquisition

CcHub’s Bosun Tijani discloses expansion plans following iHub acquisition

Following the acquisition of iHub, Bosun Tijani, the CEO, has shared details of his strategy for operating the multi-country hubs.  

WhatsApp Co-founder Brian Acton resigns for a new chapter

Whatsapp Co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the firm to start a foundation.  Acton made the announcement on a post on his facebook wall. After 8...
Twitter suspends 10,000 accounts globally , Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Twitter to update privacy policies globally 

Twitter to update privacy policies globally 

Twitter is set to update its privacy policies globally to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive.
Africa-focused venture capital firm hosts summit to boost female representation in tech 

Africa-focused venture capital firm hosts summit to boost female representation in tech 

In a bid to help boost female representation in the tech industry, TLcom Capital hosted an African Tech Female Founder Summit.