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Interswitch launches innovation lab to help Makoko kids learn STEM skills

Interswitch launches innovation lab to help Makoko kids learn STEM skills

Digital payments giant, Interswitch has partnered with Slum2School, a Lagos-based NGO focused on providing educational opportunities for kids in disadvantaged communities, to build a STEM and innovation lab in the Makoko area of Lagos. Makoko is located on the coast [...]

May 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Social Media Roundup: Otedola with the molue

Social Media Roundup: Otedola with the molue

This week on social media; Femi Otedola takes a molue ride in Lagos, Borno state Governor is addressing the dearth of shoe shiners in the state and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
A glimpse into the future of Nigeria’s tech scene

A glimpse into the future of Nigeria’s tech scene

… MTN partners with tech savvy brands to promote young talent and future tech The maiden edition of TechFest, themed ‘Spark Your Curiosity’ brought together thousands of digerati (tech enthusiasts) and creative minds to explore, debate and proffer technological solutions to [...]

May 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Global LinkUP: PayPal is acquiring a startup for $2.2 billion

Global LinkUP: PayPal is acquiring a startup for $2.2 billion

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from around the world. On this week’s edition of the global news round-up, PayPal is acquiring a Swedish payments provider, babies are no longer named Alexa, Facebook stories [...]

May 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
You can no longer be repeatedly added to WhatsApp groups you have left

You can no longer be repeatedly added to WhatsApp groups you have left

WhatsApp has added new features for Groups on the messaging app, including the option for catching up with messages, as well as more controls for admin. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
How NCC regulating OTT services like WhatsApp, Skype could affect you

How NCC regulating OTT services like WhatsApp, Skype could affect you

One of the most wonderful things about the Internet is that you can make voice or video calls, send SMS without expending your mobile airtime. All one has to rely on it just an active Internet subscription. But in spite [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
African digital payments provider, Cellulant raises $47.5 million in funding round

African digital payments provider, Cellulant raises $47.5 million in funding round

The $ 47.5 million investment in Cellulant not only surpasses that of Flutterwave but has now become the largest involving a Fintech company operating in Africa. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Africa News Roundup: 4G LTE for everyone in Rwanda

Africa News Roundup: 4G LTE for everyone in Rwanda

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Africa's first nationwide LTE network? Leading South Korean telecoms company, Korea Telecom, has reportedly completed the construction of an LTE network that will serve over [...]

May 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Opportunities Weekly: She Leads Africa Accelerator, Google Travel and Conference Grants and more

Opportunities Weekly: She Leads Africa Accelerator, Google Travel and Conference Grants and more

Every Wednesday by 5:00 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for African entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don't miss out on anyone. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
NIPC to provide up-to-date information to investors through online portal

NIPC to provide up-to-date information to investors through online portal

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) is set to formally launch the iGuide Nigeria — an online guide to doing business in Nigeria. The purpose of the portal which was put together with the support of United Nations Economic Commission [...]

May 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
4 reasons Nigeria is not yet ready for an electronic voting election

4 reasons Nigeria is not yet ready for an electronic voting election

Globally, 26 countries conduct elections with one form of electronic voting or the other with some even allowing internet ballots for general elections. In 2014, Namibia joined the list becoming the first African country to conduct an e-voting election. Nigeria [...]

May 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Unilag as a missing piece in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem

Unilag as a missing piece in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem

Why Unilag must take advantage of the Yaba tech cluster and how a deliberate collaboration between will benefit both parties. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Planet NEST is an emerging tech talent accelerator based in Akure

Planet NEST: The eventual goal for all students after secondary school is to gain admission into a tertiary institution. But this did not play well for Aboluwarin Kitan-David and Banjo Mofesola Paul who failed unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) several [...]

May 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What your phone home screen says about you

Our phone home screens are easily customisable, and how we choose to organise them tells a lot about who we are. Like our work desks, our phone layouts reflect certain parts of our personalities. Many psychological studies have been carried [...]

May 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos state government to convert Sabo Industrial Estate to an ICT Hub

The Lagos State Government, during a recent ministerial press briefing held in commemoration of the third year of the administration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, revealed plans to transform the Sabo Industrial Estate, Yaba, into a technology hub. The framework, according to [...]

May 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Bukola Saraki affirms Senate’s readiness for fintech regulation in Nigeria

Bukola Saraki affirms Senate’s readiness for fintech regulation in Nigeria

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has affirmed the stand of the upper house of the National Assembly to support bills that have the potential to promote the growth of the financial technology (fintech) in Nigeria. According to Proshare, Saraki made [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Weekly Tech Events #18: Techfest 2018, TechHer Meetup and others

Weekly Tech Events #18: Techfest 2018, TechHer Meetup and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 14th May 2018 to Monday, 21st May 2018. TechFest [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Portharcourt-based startup, Touchabl raises $20,000 funding from Hubly

Portharcourt-based startup, Touchabl raises $20,000 funding from Hubly

Port Harcourt based startup, Touchabl finally puts pen on paper to an agreement that allows it secure seed funding of $ 20,000 from Hubly, formerly Genesys Tech Hub. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Inside Nigeria’s first ever electronic voting exercise in Kaduna State

Inside Nigeria’s first ever electronic voting exercise in Kaduna State

It is mid-afternoon on the Friday before the local government elections in Kaduna State. Dr. (Mrs.) Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu, chairman of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM), has been on her feet for the most part of the day [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Akure-based startup run by FUTA undergrads wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria

Akure-based startup run by FUTA undergrads wins Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria

Akure TechUp innovation challenge winner, TREP which is run by two undergraduate students (Taofeek Afeez and Alayande Abiola) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), emerged as this year's national finalist of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria. Microsoft Imagine [...]

May 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

18 months after, Nigeria’s “high-speed” rail is still functional with a few kinks

  In March 2016, the Nigerian government made huge strides towards diversifying transportation when it announced that the first ever high-speed train service in the country would open for service in March 2016. The double-track, standard gauge runs between Abuja and Kaduna. [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Social Media Roundup: Men are scum

Social Media Roundup: Men are scum

Nigerians call comedian Ebiye out on his misogynistic comments towards Aramide, President Buhari has returned to his home country, the United Kingdom and more stories. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
How NCC want to save small telecom operators

How NCC want to save small telecom operators

It appears the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to offer another life support for small telecommunications operators by introducing a framework for the industry. According to The Sun, the new framework by the telecom industry regulator would allow infrastructure [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Global LinkUP: A Tesla crashed, again.

Global LinkUP: A Tesla crashed, again.

The Global Linkup is a summary roundup of important tech news curated from around the world. On this week’s edition of the global news round-up, Tesla and Google Waymo cars crashed, Apple is working on a credit card with Goldman [...]

May 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
African agri-tech got $19 million in 2 years

African agri-tech got $19 million in 2 years

According to a recent industry report by Disrupt Africa, more than $ 19 million was invested in the agri-tech sector over the past two years. The report — Agrinnovating for Africa: Exploring the African — which tracks annual startup activities [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
Diamond Bank partners MTN, VISA, Microsoft, NIBSS, others to unveil TECHFEST

Diamond Bank partners MTN, VISA, Microsoft, NIBSS, others to unveil TECHFEST

Nigeria’s technology space is set to witness a game-changing experiential platform with the unveiling of TechFest by Diamond Bank Plc in partnership with MTN, Visa, Microsoft, NIBSS, Deloitte and Touche, Interswitch and Beat FM. Scheduled for Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at the Landmark Event Centre, Oniru, Lagos, [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
4 ways to grow your small brand using the 2018 FIFA World Cup

4 ways to grow your small brand using the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Here are some ways brands can still leverage on the massive audience of the forth-coming FIFA World Cup in Russia to grow their brand. Read more on Techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
NIMC eyes massive rollout of e-ID cards by 2019 to drive financial inclusion

NIMC eyes massive rollout of e-ID cards by 2019 to drive financial inclusion

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has revealed plans to issue electronic identity cards (e-ID) to 70 million Nigerians in a bid to further boost financial inclusion drive. According to the Nigeria Communications Week, the issuance of the 70 million [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria, and Africa by extension, may soon have its first blockchain technology incubator

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading platform, Paxful, just recently announced a major expansion into Africa. Because of that, it would be launching a blockchain incubator in Lagos, Nigeria to help streamline operations. According to Bitsonline, the incubator is scheduled to launch in the fourth [...]

May 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

State governments vs telcos and NCC’s futile intervention

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made moves to look into the Right of Way (RoW) challenges facing companies within the telecommunications sector. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Umar Danbatta revealed that some states have refused to honour the Memorandum of [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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