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MTN Nigeria breaks into top 5, less than 2 days on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

In less than 24 hours after listing on the market, MTN Nigeria is already making impact on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Winners can get up to £6,000 scholarship in the Techpoint Africa and University of Sussex “Inspired Technovation Challenge”

Techpoint Africa is partnering the University of Sussex in England on the “Inspired Technovation Challenge” Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: How Guccy Branch became a social media sensation

This week on social media, Naira Marley's fraud case and Guccy Branch's viral memes, Mount Zion was trending on Nigerian Twitter and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

1 month after NITDA deadline, Nigerian startups appear not fully complaint with online data privacy policy

In January 2019, Nigeria's ICT policy agency, NITDA released the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) draft to provide a framework for safeguarding the rights of persons to data privacy. Following the April 25 deadline for implementation, it seems most Nigerian [...]

May 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange today, still has more hurdles to cross

As part resolution of its 3-year-long battle with the Nigerian Communications Commission, MTN Nigeria has eventually list on the local stock exchange. However, the telecoms giant still has ongoing battles to surmount Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN gets super-agent license from CBN, in bid for a larger share of Nigeria’s financial services space

With its super-agent licence, MTN Nigeria is getting more channels to offer financial services to Nigerians. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How religious influencers are using social media to gain followers for their faith

Last week, the Catholic Church in Germany reportedly revealed plans to train 50 new priests to become social media influencers through a two-day “smart camp”. On the backdrop of this, we take a closer look into the phenomenon of religious [...]

May 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Gona is offering to bring cashless payments and efficiency into public transportation in Nigeria

Beyond enabling seamless cashless payments in the Nigerian public transportation system, Gona wants to bring overall efficiency into the system. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Despite seeming reforms, Nigeria still does not have a functional railway ticketing system

Nearly a year after notices were sent out, there is still no functional e-ticketing system for Nigeria's railway Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ethnic biases and power tussle surround appointment of new leadership in Computer Village, Ikeja

Ethnic biases and power tussle amidst Computer Village, Ikeja new leadership Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: IGP’s weight loss

This week on social media, President Buhari made a joke which nobody founf funny, Nairamarley was arrested by EFCC and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African game developers can now apply for Google’s Indie Games Accelerator

Indie game developers can now apply for Google's Indie Games Accelerator Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Tingo Mobile is connecting African farmers to the world with Nwassa

Tingo Mobile is connecting African farmers to international markets by bringing together every player in the agriculture value chain with its Nwassa platform. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Passengers and drivers can now safely use ride-hailing platforms in Abuja airport, for now

Peace has come for riders and passengers on ridehailing platforms in Nigeria's Abuja airport, but it may be temporary. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

This team of young Nigerians is building a global IoT-based hardware company

This team of Nigerian students is building a global IoT based hardware company Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How MaketAam, a new entrant in the online classifieds space, is working to provide value for both buyers and sellers

How MaketAam is taking a new route to provide value to every player (both sellers and buyers alike) in the online marketplace. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Instagram and Twitter want to hide like and RT counts, what does this mean for Nigerian influencer marketers?

Instagram and Twitter may soon hide like and retweet counts in order to create a healthy environment for users. Find our how this may affect Nigerian influencer marketers. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet ‘Iyaloja’ Abisola Azeez Raolat, the newly appointed leader of Computer Village, Nigeria’s foremost ICT market

Techpoint met face-to-face with newly installed Iyaloja of Computer Village, Ikeja, Abisola Azeez Raolat. You should read about it. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

DHL’s new eCommerce platform, Africa eShop is yet another expansion strategy for MallforAfrica

DHL recently launched a new eCommerce platform called Africa eShop. Apparently, there's more to it than we were led to believe. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: The one about women

This week on social media; Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin Records for the Universal Music Group, Tonto DIkeh releases new details about her ex-husband and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Disney+ proposed launch, Netflix’s local content strategy and what it means for African producers

The impending launch of Disney's video streaming platform, Netflix's response in an increasing drive for local content and what this could mean for African content producers and animators Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How much does mobile data cost in Africa?

According to a recently released survey by Cable.co.uk, 10 out of the top 50 cheapest countries in the world for mobile data are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Find out more. Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Boomplay’s dominance and the music streaming market in Africa

Boomplay, Africa's fastest rising music streaming platform, recently raised $ 20 millions in Series A funding. What does this mean for the continent's music streaming market? Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Benin Internet shutdown is yet another reminder that African governments don’t get digital rights

African governments are increasingly trying to control what's said online, as Benin Republic becomes latest country to enforce an Internet shut down Techpoint.Africa [...]

May 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

With plans to expand across West Africa, could Konga get another shot at profitability?

Efforts by Konga, one of the leading eCommerce platforms in Nigeria, to attain profitability within the next couple of years by expanding to other West African countries. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook’s FbStart Accelerator inaugural cohort may have earned their graduation, but they still have their work cut out for them

The first cohort of Facebook and CcHUB's FbStart Accelerator recently graduated from a 6-month intensive programme. We take a surface-level look at their prospects in the Nigerian market. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: The morality of Yahoo Yahoo

This week, the most popular discussion on Nigerian social media is Yahoo Yahoo, also known as cybercrime or Internet fraud. It all began last week when popular Nigerian musician Nairamarley posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “If u [...]

April 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Inspired 2019: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about Techpoint Inspired 2019 and why it will be different Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The things that keep you going, tell us

What inspires you? What makes you so psyched that you want to achieve all your goals, unlock new levels of success and make a difference? Join the #IAmInspiredBecause trend. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Nigerian startups raised $17.6 million in Q1 2019, 8.5% higher than they did in Q1 2018” — Report

Nigerian Startup Funding Report for Q1 2019 shows that startups raised more funds than they did in Q1 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

April 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps