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,
Innovate 1 Pay

Nigeria’s Innovate 1 Pay expands into Dubai’s tech market 

Innovate 1 Pay, a Nigerian tech company has expanded its territory and business offering to the Middle East to tap into the growing popularity of Dubai among Nigerians.
Bluechip Tecnologies

Kenya’s tech sector welcomes a Nigerian rival, Bluechip Technologies 

Tech companies in Nairobi have a new competitor in town and it’s Nigeria’s Bluechip Technologies. Establishing an office in the East African region means Bluechip Technologies is now present in four African countries. 
Huawei Android, Huawei phones, Huawei's HarmonyOS, Huawei's product

Here’s why Huawei’s ‘HarmonyOS’ won’t be replacing ‘Android’ anytime soon

Users of @Huawei smartphone in Nigeria and across Africa need not to jubilate yet to the announcement of the newly developed Operating System (OS) by the Chinese tech company. Huawei unveiled its much publicised HarmonyOS touted to replace Android recently, but there are no plans to replace Google's 'OS' - at least not in the next three years.

Say hello to Hollaport, Kabiru Rabiu’s latest innovation in the Fintech arena

On Saturday the 6th of June, the Zone Tech Park at Gbadaga, Lagos, played host to the inaugural product launch from Hollaport Technologies Ltd.
Toyota Electric car market, Electric car companies, Toyota solar electric cars

Toyota begins solar testing for electric cars as market competition heats up

The electric car market is still in its growth phase but already saturated with various companies looking to edge out the other, however, to establish their footprints more innovations are being incorporated, and @ToyotaMotorCorp is reportedly working on one.
Google digital skills training

Google to train local manufacturers through its digital skills initiative

Google Nigeria has announced the launch of its Google Digital skills for Africa programme which kickedoff in Aba and other neighboring communities in Abia state, where entrepreneurs are being trained, especially manufacturers.
Arnergy, Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Norfund, EDFI ElectriFI, All On

Nigerian energy startup raises $9 million in Series A funding

Nigerian energy startup, Arnergy has raised about $9 million in a Series A round of funding, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
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.
Bolt Taxify

Bolt launches new platform for “corporate trips”

On-demand transportation platform, Bolt, has launched Bolt for Business which is a new platform for corporate trips.
Swvl wants to expand into Nigeria

Uber’s rival Swvl wants to expand into Nigeria, but commercial buses pose a threat

Egyptian vehicle hailing company, @swvlapp, has announced it will be making an inroad into Nigeria's ridesharing market to offer services that the likes of @Uber and @Boltapp_ng are yet to offer Nigerians, but it will meet a fierce challenge from yellow (commercial) bus operators.
Mastercard buys Jumia shares, Jumia get $56 million from Mastercard, Jumia NYSE IPO listing, MTN, Jumia Investors, Q3 ’19: Jumia grows revenue by 52%, Like Gabon, Congo, Jumia shuts operations in Cameroon, Jumia: Platform that holds the Ace in Africa 

DEAL: Jumia has sold its real estate assets portal to EMPG’s Mubawab

Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), Mubawab has secured the purchase of Jumia's North-African real estate portal, Jumia House.
Google made a whooping $4.7b from news content in 2018

Google made a whooping $4.7 billion from news content in 2018

Google reportedly earned as much as  $4.7 billion in 2018 from news contents comprising of the works of news publishers accessed by readers via search and Google News.
WePrototype Press Release conference

Young and creative Mayowa Okegbenle creates innovative approach to building apps for professionals

WePrototype Technologies, a new technology company in Nigeria, unveiled its brand on Tuesday, June 11th, in Lagos, to provide the latest Google technologies to Nigerians. This will be combined with prototyping to build mobile apps for professionals.
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.
Xenophobia, MTN Nigeria’s shares drop on NSE following attack on its centres in Nigeria

MTN debuts Africa’s first AI for payment

@MTNGroup has debuted the first Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service in Africa. The company developed the AI service to aid users' navigation when operating MTN's MoMo payment and other services.
Uber to ban low rated passengers from its services Kate Parker writes on Uber blog

As Uber plans to ban low-rated passengers, here’s how to avoid that

@Uber now believes that the customers are not always right. In line with this, the car hailing company plans to ban disrespectful riders. Click link for details...

A total of $70 billion has so far been invested in Nigeria’s telecom industry

Investments in the Nigerian telecoms sector have reached $70 billion (about N25.2 trillion), the Nigerian Communications Commission has confirmed.
UK demonstrates commitment to the advancement of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

UK demonstrates commitment to the advancement of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

The United Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural edition of the UK-West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade.

9mobile drops again, as Nigeria’s mobile internet subscribers hit 115.9m

The total number of Mobile Internet Subscribers in Nigeria reached 115.9 million in March 2019 according to the latest internet subscribers data released by @NgComCommission 

Andela explains startups’ preference for Venture Capitalists over banks

In January 2019, Andela secured $100 million from foreign investors, thereby continuing a trend that has long characterised the Nigerian startup space. 
Africa Fintech Foundry, AFF conference in Nigeria, Tech innovators

$10,000 up for grabs as AFF gathers tech innovators

The biggest innovation conference in Africa, Africa Fintech Foundry (@AFFoundry) will be held next week in Nigeria. The tech startup with the best initiative will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000.
How to grow your net worth

Attention Techies: Andela shares useful tips for application delivery

Africa's leading tech development company, Andela, have shared (via Twitter) some very useful tips for Application Delivery. 
Renmoney launch mobile centers, Fintech companies in Nigeria

Renmoney improves loan access with mobile centres

One of Nigeria's financial technology companies, @Renmoney, has begun to establish mobile centres across the country in a bid to bring financial access closer to its customers and prospective customers.
Samsung Galaxy Fold screen malfunction, Samsung launch Galaxy Fold, Foldable phones

Samsung’s N712,000 foldable ‘Galaxy Fold’ can break without falling

Dear future owners of Galaxy Fold, there is one thing you need to know before you purchase the new innovation which is valued at N720,000.
Nigerian SMEs

It often helps to look back at where we’ve come from – Sim Shagaya

Nigerian entrepreneur and business mogul, Sim Shagaya, took to his Twitter page to reflect on how far technology has come.
Understanding regulatory technology and the role of regulators in Nigeria

Understanding regulatory technology and the role of regulators in Nigeria

Regulatory technology (“RegTech”) is an emerging field within the financial services industry that uses information technology to enhance regulatory processes.
Farmcrowdy unveils commodity aggregator Farmgate Africa

Farmcrowdy unveils commodity aggregator Farmgate Africa   

Agri fintech startup, Farmcrowdy, today unveiled Farmgate Africa, its commodity aggregator platform.

NIBSS reveals new TAT for reversals, transfers, and transaction timeouts

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), says banks are working towards attaining shorter time for electronic payment (e-payment) transactions.
Facebook's cryptocurrency, Tech Hub, Here is why Facebook is under probe again, Facebook Accelerator Nigeria Opens with Season Two Bootcamp, Nigerian, Ghanian startups to participate in Facebook Accelerator Programme , Facebook acquires tech startup , Facebook deletes multiple accounts in Nigeria, others 

Facebook is considering paying media outlets for news tab

Media organisations could soon begin to receive paychecks from Facebook, as the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, plans to create a news tab for quality news sources.