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6 new players taking on the online grocery retail market in Nigeria

Recently, the online grocery retail space has become flooded, with most new and emerging players coming on board within the last two years. These six caught our attention. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Uber could be launching a bike-sharing service in Lagos soon

Uber Bike, an electric bike sharing service by Uber, is currently only available in 6 US cities — San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Washington DC, Chicago, and Austin — but it could be coming to other cities, including Lagos soon. [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Just in case you missed July’s edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday

On Friday last week, we hosted July’s edition of Techpoint Pitch Friday at our office in Yaba. Although there was an initial scare from the rain, that caused attendees to arrive late, the eventual turn out was impressive. Here's how [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Introducing Nigeria Air

New national carrier, Nigeria Air unveiled, Banky W's old model car and everything else Nigerians were talking about on Twitter this week. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

StartupSouth 4 is set host its biggest edition yet in Owerri

On November 2nd 2018, Owerri the capital of Imo State will play host to StartupSouth 4, a startup/entrepreneurship ecosystem development and intervention project focusing on the South-South and South-East. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Someone could become ₦48 million richer from the newly unveiled Nigeria Air

While dazzling Nigerians with the idea of a potentially successful National Carrier, the Nigerian government forgot to secure the Nigeria Air domain name. Some quick-thinking individual is looking to make a lot of money from this negligence. Read more on [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why you think the new Nigeria Air logo is ugly

The Federal Government recently announced its intention to resuscitate the moribund airline venture, Nigeria Airways, this time with a new name and a logo that has got everyone talking. Many design professionals have literally been calling for the head of [...]

July 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on the Twitter board?

On the 19th of July 2018 Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey announced the addition of ex-Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala to the Twitter board. We look at a few plausible reasons why. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why the Nigerian government cannot effectively share the recovered $321m Abacha loot

The Nigerian government is planning to distribute the next batch of loot from Swiss Authorities recovered from former military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. The presidency wants to share the recovered $ 321 million to vulnerable families in the [...]

July 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

“Alaba boys are an underrated part of Nigeria’s renewable energy ecosystem” — Suleiman Yusuf, CEO Blue Camel Energy

In the first two months of 2018, the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) imposed between 5% and 10% import duties on solar panels. Never mind contravening a law that originally stipulates zero percent import duties on these same solar panels, this [...]

July 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerian startups do not get government ICT contracts

On two occasions in May 2018 Kabir Shittu rode Nigeria’s “high-speed” rail from Abuja to Kaduna and back, he paid ₦950($ 2.6) for standard coach tickets instead of the ₦1,300($ 3.6) printed on it. He was not the only one. [...]

July 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN Nigeria may be violating customer privacy with its new solution

In the race towards relevance, firms continually devise ways to serve customers better. This appears to be the case with MTN Nigeria as it recently launched the Customer Experience Management (CEM) system. The CEM system, according to the General Manager, [...]

July 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

A tour of Workstation; the “co-everything” space located in Victoria Island

We took a tour of Workstation, a coworking space located in Victoria Island, Lagos. Join us as we look into the space through our camera lens. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What African governments should be doing to regulate social media

Social media regulation in Africa is as old as the proliferation of Internet in the company and it has become worse in the past few months. Here's what should be done instead. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

A critical look at the Presidential Advisory Group on Tech and Creativity

In June 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria officially unveiled an Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity. The new body consists of Nigeria’s brightest minds in the media, entrepreneurship, technology and creativity. Suggested read: Here are 28 tech entrepreneurs that made [...]

July 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Advertising startup, TaxiTV raises seed fund from Beta.Ventures

TaxiTV, a Lagos based advertising-technology startup has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by Beta.Ventures. TaxiTV is an in-ride entertainment system startup founded in October 2017 by Akinbola Asalu, CEO, and Dami Osiyale, COO. The startup provides advertising [...]

July 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How a Port Harcourt-based agritech startup is digitising operations for Nigerian farmers

That experience would guide him on his entrepreneurial journey and the brainchild company is CAD Digital Consulting. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Ekiti’s got talent

This week on social media, drama in Ekiti as policemen reportedly assaulted Ayo Fayose, Yemi Alade's controversial radio interview and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

There is a new venture fund from Silicon Valley for Nigerian entrepreneurs

There is a new venture fund from Silicon Valley, Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Everything VP Yemi Osinbajo did in Silicon Valley

During the week, Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced a tour to Silicon Valley on a collaborative investment drive. He went with some members of the recently inaugurated presidential Advisory Group On Technology and Creativity. Suggested read: Here are 28 tech [...]

July 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The Nigerian market may not be ready for an online-only VoD platform

Nigeria has had its fair share of players entering and exiting the video on demand (VoD) market space. Yet, the sector remains one of the most interesting and promising ones, considering that Nigerians are on the push for more broadband penetration. [...]

July 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Introducing Techpoint Base: A comprehensive database for startups

Over the years, Techpoint.ng has extensively covered Nigerian and African startups in their entirety and in this time, we have learnt a thing or two about them. We discovered a dearth of resource database for these startups; from essentials talent, [...]

July 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Beyond Uche from Taxify, meet the team behind Taxify Nigeria

We took a tour around the Taxify Nigeria office space and met with the dedicated team behind Taxify operations in Nigeria. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Former Konga boss, Sim Shagaya may be eyeing agriculture

For the founder and former CEO of Konga, Sim Shagaya, farming seems to be the next stop as evident in his tweets. Shagaya — who until earlier this year was the chairman of Konga — in a recent tweet pointed [...]

July 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

3 important things we can expect from the Technology and Creativity Advisory Group

In June 2018, the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the Technology and Creativity Advisory Group, as part of the Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council that was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017. In his remarks during [...]

July 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Here are 28 tech entrepreneurs that made the presidential advisory group

On June 11, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated a 50-man Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity to enhance entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Here's a list of the group's tech entrepreneurs and investors. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

“Nigerian startups raised $73.6 million in Q2 2018, 700% more than Q1”- Report

We bring you the second edition of the Nigerian Startup Funding Report, which is the second instalment in the build-up to the annual report. The maiden edition, which will remain available for download, was downloaded from both local and international [...]

July 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

VP Osinbajo visits Silicon Valley with Nigerian tech entrepreneurs

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo, is currently in the Silicon Valley with some Nigerian tech entrepreneurs. The trip, which will comprise of road shows, will last till Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Emmanuel Macron in Nigeria

This week on social media; Fresh President Emmanuel Macron visits Nigeria, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly joining Juventus and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

July 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How I processed my Nigerian Driver’s License renewal in less than 30 minutes

Every three to five years, the average driver in Nigeria experiences the all too familiar anxiety that is associated with renewing their driver's license. This was my state of mind a few weeks back when I realised I would soon [...]

July 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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