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Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Nigerian startups still thrive almost exclusively on foreign investment

Based on funding activities in the first and second quarter of 2018, the survival of the Nigerian internet startup space is still at the mercy of foreign investment. Could this be attributed to a lack of financial muscle on the [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Opportunistic registration of Nigeria Air domains was not a crime

Cyberspace law and policy expert, Timi Olagunju, tells us why he believes Section 25, subsection 2 of the Cybercrime Act does not outrightly criminalise the controversial registration of Nigeria Air country code top level domains. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

CowryWise joins the ranks of Nigerian startups accepted into Y Combinator

CowryWise last week announced acceptance into the Y Combinator Summer 2018 Batch, where its founders hope to get their company into the best possible shape. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Here is why Twitter definitely needs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on its board

A critical look at what the immediate past Nigerian Finance Minister , Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be bringing to the table for Twitter Inc. as a new member of its Board of Directors Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2018 is the year of the Nigerian fintech startup

We explore the possible reasons why financial services startups are getting the lion's share of attention and funding, as evident in the Nigeria Startup Funding Report for Q2 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Inside Vibranium Valley, VGG’s 2600 square-metre tech campus

We took a tour of Vibranium Valley, the Venture Garden Group's new 2600 square-metre tech campus. Join us as we look into the space through our camera lens. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2 Nigerian and 1 Kenyan startup emerge winners of Visa Everywhere Initiative

The Visa Everywhere Initiative encourages local fintech startups to deliver solutions around real-life business challenges. Nigerian startups CredPal and Growsel and Kenya's Mookh Africa fended off competition from nine other contestants to come out victorious in the recently concluded Sub-Saharan Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Emmanuel Omene, the Nigerian game developer cashing out big on Upwork

Emmanuel Omene is a game developer with a top-rated profile on international freelancing platform, Upwork. This article tells the story of how he achieved this feat despite many challenges. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Long live Pay on Delivery

Barely 7 months after cancelling it, Konga.com recently announced the reintroduction of the Pay on Delivery option on its online store. What could this mean for the future of the controversial payment model in the Nigerian eCommerce space? Read more [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Google Station free WiFi launches in Nigeria, and other announcements

During its second ‘Google for Nigeria' event, Google announced the expansion of Google Station to Nigeria; a free “programme to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots”. Other announcements were made. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Four PDP Governors working for APC – Senator Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the House of Representatives from Kano State has claimed that at least four Governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are working with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 election. Jibrin, who [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

One jailed, 21 others nabbed for vandalizing EEDC facilities

A 29-year-old young man, identified as Calistus Iwuagwu has been sentenced to two years imprisonment, without option of fine, by Chief Magistrate E. U. Chinaka Esq., at the Ihitte-Uboma Magisterial District, Holden at Isinkwe, Imo State, for vandalizing armoured cables, [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Military regime better than Buhari govt – Secondus

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says a military government is better than the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on Wednesday at a dinner to welcome those who left the All Progressives Congress [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Atiku, Fani-Kayode speak on Tambuwal’s defection from APC

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, on Wednesday reacted to the defection of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Tambuwal on Wednesday officially announced his defection from APC to PDP. [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Ortom makes another shocking revelation on his exit from APC, Benue crisis [Full Text]

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has made another shocking revelation on the reasons for his exit from the All Progressives Congress, APC. Ortom in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday, said contrary to the rumours being peddled by his political enemies [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Dele Momodu reveals what Saraki wants in PDP

The Publisher of the Ovation Magazine and former presidential aspirant, Dele Momodu has reacted to the defection of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Momodu said he had [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Early-stage startup? Apply to win $10,000 at Techpoint Build West Africa

In the next edition of Techpoint Build, we are switching things up a bit by taking it beyond Nigeria and focusing on West Africa. We are also increasing the grand prize money to $ 10,000. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ortom confirms withdrawal of MOPOL from Benue

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has confirmed the withdrawal of MOPOL from the state, including those posted to Internally Displaces Persons (IDPs) camps. Hope For Nigeria had obtained a memo from the Nigeria Police, ordering the withdrawal of Mobile Policeman, otherwise [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Ortom alleges fresh plot to attack Benue

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has raised another alarm of a plot by Fulani herdsmen to attack the state.He declared this yesterday at the Government House, Makurdi in a media interaction.In a state broadcast, which he called “sponsored impunity in [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

LSPWC dredges canals to avert flooding

In order to allay the fear of flooding in the state, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has embarked on inspection of ongoing maintenance work at various drainage sites.   Speaking at Egbe-Idimu – Isheri-Oshun drainage channel, Director Drainage [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

EFCC re-arraigns three INEC officials over N177.3m fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arraigned three officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before a Federal High Court in Lagos State over alleged N177.3 million fraud. Gbadegun Abiodun, Oladipo Oladapo and Afolabi Albert from Osun State office [...]

August 2, 2018 Government and politics

Social Media Roundup: House of Cards

This week on social media, Bukola Saraki escapes siege by the Nigerian police and he has become a legend for it, where's Dino Melaye and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The underachieving payments solution that is potentially a threat to fintech startups in Nigeria

November 2016, in collaboration with telcos, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) launches mCash, a solution that lets users make and receive payments via Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology. By dialling a short code, buyers can pay for [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startup founders need to embrace failure much more than they realise

A look into the concept of ‘failing fast' and why it is important for Nigerian startup founders to realise that failure isn't the end but part of the process. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Safeguarding your idea before the pitch

Techpreneurs, startups and idea owners need to insulate themselves, their ideas, products and offerings from sharks and the vagaries of a harsh business. Techpoint Publishing Partner, Babalakin and Co details how they can go about this. Read more on Techpoint.ng [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Online savings platforms that offer higher interest rates than your bank in Nigeria

If you are looking for high interest savings that better what commercial banks offer, here are some of the online savings platforms that are currently encouraging the saving culture in Nigeria, in no particular order. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Hello Africa

Say hello to Techpoint Africa. Starting August 1, 2018, Techpoint is expanding to cover startup and technology activities, not just in Nigeria, but in Africa as a whole. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ethiopian-based developer marketplace, Gebeya, acquires mother company

In the new era, Gebeya will be absorbing CODERS4AFRICA totally within its business model and branding strategy, while expanding rapidly into more African countries Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ethiopia now has a 3D runner game and this team made it happen

In April 2018, Qene Technologies released Kukulu, Ethiopia's first 3D runner game. Here's a story how the company has managed to scale despite many challenges. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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