Jumia goes tough on its vendors

E commerce giant Jumia, has rolled out new standards vendors on its platform are expected to adhere to.  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company,...

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...

Fjord Trends Report: Accenture releases 2018 trends for business and tech innovators.

Accenture has released the Fjords Trends in 2018 report, the report which analysed the pressing forces acting internally and externally on organisations and society. The...

Piggybank.ng grows savings by 3000% to N1 billion in 2017

Piggybank.ng, a Nigerian fintech company, had a solid 2017 performance despite the economic challenges Nigeria faced last year. In an overview  for last year, posted ...

WhatsApp will stop working on these devices by December 2017

Popular messaging app WhatsApp will discontinue service for several devices on the 31st of December. They include The messaging app will drop support for...

Apple just released a new iMac that cost a fortune

The latest version of Apple’s desktop computer, the Imac Pro will be launched tomorrow. The computer is expected to retail for $5,000 which amounts...

How Transsion is becoming the most dominant force in Nigeria’s mobile revolution

Much has been said about the mobile phone revolution in Nigeria –the depth of its penetration even in remote areas, and how this technology...

Lagos Innovates: LSETF launches coworking hubs, loans for startups

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF, yesterday announced “Lagos Innovates”, a series of programs designed for the benefit of technology- and innovation-driven startups...

Konga CEO explains recent cost cutting measures

E-commerce firm Konga has reportedly downsized about 60% of its work force.  The company has also stopped the pay on delivery option and warehousing...

Twitter Lite app launches in Nigeria, 23 other countries

Twitter Lite, the space-saving version of Twitter's main app has landed on the local Google Play stores of 24 countries. The app is meant to...

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...

Survey indicates bots are the next big thing Nigerian Businesses

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) has revealed the results of its Shared Service Centre (SSC)/Centralized Processing Centre (CPC) survey. Highlights of the survey Results from the survey...
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Pros and Cons of expanding your Startup to Ghana

With the way Nigeria and Ghana relate closely to each other, it is hard to believe that there are 2 countries (Benin Republic and...

Apple has begun selling robots made by a Nigerian

Apple has begun the sale of MekaMon robots made by Reach Robotics. Reach was co-founded by a British-Nigerian Silas Adekunle.  The robots cost $299.95,...

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,...

Uber purchases 24,000 Volvo XC SUVs for driverless scheme

Ride sharing app Uber has taken its driverless programme to the next level as it has purchased 24,000 Volvo XC 90 as part of...

How these Nigerian companies used offline strategies to create success online

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...

Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for farmers

Press Release: Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform has introduced a new category of funding small scale farming in Africa by...

What the Bango and 9Mobile Google Playstore partnership is about

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...

These founders have now joined the Tech Billionaires Club

Over the years, we have heard about billionaires like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and many others.  We know about their...

Much Ado About Nothing – The Andela Uproar!

Let me start with an apology. I was meant to publish the second episode of the ongoing series on capital raising, however, I got...

Artificial Intelligence, Andela and Africa’s looming technology slavery

Globalization, software and the Internet are changing the world faster than we all can catch up. From election hacking to disruption of transportation to...

6 months after launch, Is ALAT a success or a failure?

Last May, Wema Bank surprised many when it announced that it was pioneering the launch of a new digital bank, which it named Alat....

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,...

As critics mutter brain drain, Andela raises $40million in Series C funding

Andela raises $40million in Series C financing to aggressively expand, double talent pool Andela has raised an additional $40 million in a third venture capital...

Population increase a beacon of hope for Nigerian Startups

By 2050, Nigeria will become the 3rd most populous country in the world. This is as reported by the United Nations.  It is expected...

Analysis: 4 years after the hype, GSM Porting amounts to zilch

It's now 4 years since the NCC introduced Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the Nigerian telecoms sector. Back in May 2013 when the NCC...

Why the M-Pesa miracle has failed to work in Nigeria

Funds transfer in Nigeria has come a very long way. Today, if you want to transfer money to your kid in a University located...

Uber’s licence may not be renewed in this city

Transport authorities in London have signalled that they will not renew Uber’s operating licence when it expires this month. They hinged their decision on...

When a mature company pivots – A case study of Jumia!

Again, let me say, I don’t like jargons, but the word “Pivot” is some word we can’t avoid in this tech business. When a...
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