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Meet the mathematician teaching maths in Igbo and Nigerian pidgin

In June 2017, Nigeria's Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, reportedly said plans were being made to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in indigenous languages. There was an opinion as to why this was not [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily

Worka.nG launched its online platform on December 1, 2017, to basically bridge the gap between employers and employees in Nigeria. The post Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa News Roundup: InterContinental exits Nigeria

Here are this week’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. InterContinental out. Barely four years after establishing a presence in Nigeria, UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG) is exiting the country following “a disagreement with local [...]

January 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

These passionate individuals are working to improve STEM education in the South-East and South-South

It is the dream of many secondary school students in Nigeria to gain admission into an institution of higher learning immediately after school, but not for Samson Goddy. After completing his secondary education at 16, he decided to take a [...]

January 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Startup Profile: Co-Tenant — Share or lease your apartment for a short period

Startup Profile: Co-Tenant — Share or lease your apartment for a short period

Although having a roommate is often associated with students’ lifestyle, Co-Tenant intends to provide that option to everyone, especially when dealing with apartments that are beyond budget. Launched on December 11, 2017, by Kolawole Bilewu, the platform allows people who [...]

January 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Itanna looks to help African startups raise as much as $5m without going to Silicon Valley

Itanna wants to help African startups raise from as little as $ 20,000 to as much as $ 5million without having to go to the Silicon Valley. The post Itanna looks to help African startups raise as much as $ [...]

January 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: Openings for Data analyst, UI/UX designer, Social media manager and more

We have curated a list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. IT Support Executive at DM holdings Limited Job type: Full Time Location: Ogba, Lagos Application: January [...]

January 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Calling on innovators to showcase at Techpoint Build

With Techpoint Build less than 2 weeks away, preparations are on in earnest to host you and 5,000 other esteemed guests at one of the biggest events of the year. Here's an opportunity for innovators. If you have built something [...]

January 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Aba: The long, painful journey to restoring an entrepreneurial city to its former glory

Aba, a city once on track to become the commercial hub of Africa, is now a shadow of its old self. Could this retrogression have been self inflicted? The post Aba: The long, painful journey to restoring an entrepreneurial city [...]

January 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: LandHive — get reliable properties within Lagos

Every now and then, people fall prey to dubious property sellers. It has gotten to a point where buyers are now becoming extremely cautious when acquiring properties. But that’s not the only headache that comes with property acquisitions. Searching for [...]

January 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Femi Oyedipe’s LoshesChocolate is making Made-in-Nigeria chocolates a thing

Based in Lagos, LoshesChocolate produces made in Nigeria chocolates. Founder, Femi Oyedipe shares her entrepreneurial journey and passion for chocolates. The post Femi Oyedipe's LoshesChocolate is making Made-in-Nigeria chocolates a thing appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

January 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #2: Ignite Series, TechSummitOgun and conference

This week is filled with quite a lot of impactful event happening around Nigeria. Interestingly, tech events aren't left out. We have taken out time to curate a couple of ones that might interest you IGNITE SERIES The Ignite series [...]

January 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: 5K Designs — get quality graphic design at ₦5,000

Quality branding is essential for any business that envisages a lasting and continuous growth in the market. However, it’s very easy for startups to overlook their company’s branding, especially when it comes to graphic works. Probably because quality graphics are [...]

January 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa News Roundup: 3 Kenyan telcos fined over $2.9m

Here are last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Three Kenyan telcos have failed to meet Quality of Service standards set by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and have such been fined over a [...]

January 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

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 Africa. Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which [...]

January 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
SPONSORED–4 Tips to capturing amazing shots with your smartphone Infinix Zero 5

SPONSORED–4 Tips to capturing amazing shots with your smartphone Infinix Zero 5

Mobile photography is almost at its peak with smartphone’s being equipped with an average of 12 Mega pixels. Infinix is amongst the brands promoting mobile photography with its smartphones, their latest device Infinix Zero 5 comes with 21 Mega pixel [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: From Ayetoro to Wakanda

This week on social media, Funke Akindele makes a Hollywood debut in Avengers: Infinity Wars, Benue buries its dead following herdsmen attacks and more. The post Social Media Roundup: From Ayetoro to Wakanda appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: GazHub — order a refill of your cooking gas online in Abuja

A lot of people using cooking gases can relate with the stress encountered when trying to get a refill. For some, it’s visiting the gas stations and being on (long) queues; while for others (like me), the thought of even [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Global LinkUP: There is a new tech soccer referee in the Premier League

There was a lot of beautiful and cutting edge technology on display at the Consumer Electronic Show(CES) in Las Vegas this week. Here are 16 pictures of cool tech and 10 exciting new products. But in other news, there's a new [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Recap of ConsenSys first Ethereum meetup in Lagos

Recap of ConsenSys first Ethereum meetup in Lagos

On Thursday, 14th December, 2017, ConsenSys, the leading Blockchain venture production studio building decentralized applications primarily on Ethereum, organised the first of its kind Ethereum Blockchain meetup in Nigeria. The event, the first of many events being planned by ConsenSys, [...]

January 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Easy Auto Reg — process your vehicle documents fast

Launched on August 22, 2017, EASY AUTO REG is an online platform that helps people register their vehicles and get necessary documents in Nigeria. The post Startup Profile: Easy Auto Reg — process your vehicle documents fast appeared first on [...]

January 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Recap of ConsenSys first Bitcoin meetup in Lagos

Recap of ConsenSys first Bitcoin meetup in Lagos

On Thursday, 14th December, 2017, ConsenSys, the leading Blockchain venture production studio building decentralized applications primarily on Ethereum, organised the first of its kind Ethereum Blockchain meetup in Nigeria. The event, the first of many events being planned by ConsenSys, [...]

January 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa News Roundup: Glo reportedly acquires 9mobile

Here are this week’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa Gl9mobile?: Following a $ 1.72 billion debt default and the exit of its parent UAE-based body, Etisalat Nigeria was taken over by creditors in July 2017 [...]

January 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Inside Nigeria’s first pencil and toothpick factory

In the second quarter of 2017, Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, commissioned the AKEES pencil and toothpick factory. It was going to be the first of its kind in Nigeria. Suggested read: Akwa Ibom starts pencil production 1 year [...]

January 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: ineedTUTORS — find professional tutors within your location

Education is now an important aspect of life and considering the impact it has on social, economic, and the political sectors of a nation, everyone seeks to get a quality one. However, quality education isn’t usually easy to come by, [...]

January 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Mediaworks: Home of creatives and incubation centre for young artistes in Port Harcourt

Although Port Harcourt lives and breathes oil, creativity isn’t lacking in the city. Mediaworks is positioning itself as the creative hub for many young talents (artistes, creatives, designers, just name it ) in the city. Mediaworks was founded by Isaac Utere, [...]

January 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs weekly: Openings for Developers, Graphics designer, Technological officer and more

Discover some interesting tech job vacancies this week. Be sure to apply for roles you are interested in as soon as you can. Web/Mobile Developer at Jostpay Job type: Full Time Location: New Oko-Oba, Lagos. Application deadline: January 22, 2018 Responsibilities [...]

January 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Here are the 9 startups pitching at Techpoint Build

After an intensive screening exercise, we present you 9 startups that will be pitching at Pitch Storm Techpoint Build 2018 The post Here are the 9 startups pitching at Techpoint Build appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

January 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian entrepreneurs are missing out on the $2 trillion global Islamic economy

Photo Credit: Jeff Attaway Flickr via Compfight cc According to the Thomson Reuters “State of the Global Islamic Economy” report for 2016/2017, in 2015, Muslim women spent over $ 243 billion on fashion items that represent their Islamic principles, generating $ 44 [...]

January 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Composir — create beautiful websites for business or personal use

About two decades ago, creating a website leaves you with two options; either to join a hosting site (which, gives a limited control over your online presence) or create one from scratch using html (which is quite difficult). But there’s [...]

January 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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