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Nigeria’s broadband plan gets a $732 million boost

To diversify its oil dependent economy and form more a cohesive mission, Nigeria enters a public private partnership to invest $ 732 million into building solid broadband infrastructures that will serve the nation. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

National Identification Number: Here is how to check using a USSD code

Have you enrolled for your National ID card but do not have a National Identification Number (NIN)? Here is how to get your NIN using a USSD code Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Data Wars 2019: Glo’s heavy loss and MTN’s continued dominance defines the battle for Internet supremacy

The battle for the share of Nigeria’s Internet market heated up in 2019 and after a closely fought battle, MTN once more pulled ahead of the pack but Glo’s loss of over a million internet subscribers had a ripple effect. [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Joan Omionawele, Boombuzz Country Manager

On the first How I Work edition of the year, Joan Omionawele, the Country Manager for Boomplay’s media arm, Boombuzz shares how she began her career form her university days and walks us through her process as creator and editor [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Africa to host Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, in Lagos

Join Techpoint in hosting the President of Yale University, Peter Salovey, and other senior Yale University officials at a town hall meeting this Thursday, 16th of January 2020. The interactive discussion with key leaders in the Lagos technology entrepreneurship ecosystem [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Are motorcycle-hailing startups adopting offline methods in order to scale their tricycle verticals?

The emergence of motorcycle ride-hailing startups ushered in three-wheeled services last year. But unlike their predecessors, these services are likely easier to scale offline than online. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 13, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Bankole Oluwafemi, editor-in-chief of TechCabal, leaves Big Cabal Media, the company he founded

After almost six years as founder of Big Cabal Media, Bankole Oluwafemi announces his departure from the company to seek new adventures. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Airtel Nigeria launched Airtel TV, a repeat of 3flix Mobile TV or not?

Despite making an attempt by launching 3flix TV in 2018, Airtel Nigeria has launched Airtel TV — a TV and video-on-demand app that allows users to watch video content and stream live TV programmes. But will this catch on? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian mobile payment company, Paga, hires Ian Cleverly as its Group chief financial officer

With 15 years experience as CFO of different companies, Ian Cleverly gets hired by Nigerian payment company, Paga, as its new Group CFO to help with the company’s international expansion. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Here’s what you need to know about Iyin Aboyeji’s Future Africa Fund for startups

Future Africa recently announced the launch of three initiatives in its focus areas — capital, coaching, and community. We take a look at the Future Africa Fund, and this is what co-founder, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, tells us. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Bauchi state government introduces digital attendance to root out ghost teachers

The Bauchi State Ministry of Education has joined the list of public agencies already adopting automation in the country by introducing a digital attendance system. We consider their success chances Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Safaricom loses petition not to disclose business contracts

Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecoms recently lost its petition not to disclose potentially senisitive business information to the Competition Authority of Kenya. Said rejection may be for good reason. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet ARED, the Rwandan company revolutionising how people charge phones and access digital content in Africa

Creating jobs and connecting communities with digital content while using solar energy is a feat most entrepreneurs can only dream of. However, Rwandan entrepreneur, Henri Nyakarundi started ARED to do just that. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Here’s how Opera News may be creating a culture of Chinese-style censorship in Nigeira

Opera News content creators are calling out the platform for undue content censorship Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

CBN’s revised guidelines and the surface narrative of a threat to Nigerian fintech platforms

In a bid to deepen financial inclusion, CBN revised bank charges to a seemingly tolerable extent, but a lot is left to be desired when compared to what is offered by various fintech platforms Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

How Safaricom helped Kenya attract foreign investors

With 79.8% market share on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) to attract foreign investors, Kenya’s biggest telecom provider and its banks ensured that the NSE close 2019 ahead of other African stock exchanges. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

How increased Right of Way charges could raise data and voice call tariffs

A recent decision by Lagos and 13 other state governments to increase Right of Way (RoW) charges on telecoms may signal a possible increase in voice call and Internet charges going forward in the year Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

A quick update on Zzapo Mobile

You may remember Zzapo Mobile and its incredulous offer of a ₦7999 smartphone. It turned out to be too good to be true. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian House of Reps to consider a bill to mandate the installation of CCTV cameras across the country

Nigeria may be joining other African countries in installing CCTV cameras across its country if the bill that is being considered by the House of Reps is taken in law Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

If passed into law, Nigeria’s Finance Bill will exempt small and early-stage startups from paying taxes

Highlighting the provisions of the finance bill, Nigeria’s minister of finance has revealed that firms making less than $ 68,500 annually, do not have to pay taxes while medium-sized business will have lower tax rates Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 7, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Awards 2020: Nominate your favourite startups, tech communities and companies

Techpoint Awards 2020 will focus on startups, tech communities and tech companies, operating in Nigeria, and active between January 2015 and January 2020. Nominations are now open to the public. But there is a deadline. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 6, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Smartphones will soon have longer-lasting batteries in 2020, but what’s the catch?

Battery capacity is a specification people consider when getting smart devices. Soon, phones would have lithium-sulfur batteries that can last much longer than lithium-ion batteries. Here is what else to expect. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 6, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint is 5! Our journey so far shaping the African narrative

Techpoint is 5! At exactly 00:01 on January 1st, 2015, our first post went live. It’s been 5 rewarding years but our journey has just begun. Find out what we have planned for 2020 Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The 10 most memorable Nigerian tech moments of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we look at the most memorable moments in Nigeria’s tech space; a hard thing to do when the year blessed us with so many. In no particular order, here are our favourite 10. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

These Nigerian startups shut down in 2019; what we can learn from them

Behind all the glamour, humongous fundraising figures and flamboyant founder personalities is the reality that running a startup is hard. Here’s what we can learn from some startups that had to close shop in 2019 Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Fintech 2019 predictions revisited: What really happened?

A look at the predictions of Open Banking Nigeria trustee, Adedeji Olowe, for the financial technology space in 2019 shows that some of them came to pass. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Nigerian men don’t cheat

This week on social media; how Davido proved that Nigerian men are always faithful, Kenyans are dragging their Navy on Twitter and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Abuja-based startup, Paynergy, is changing the way people pay their energy bills

Since PHCN introduced prepaid metres in 2006, most users have experienced some form of inconvenience when trying to buy tokens for their metres. Paynergy is trying to change that by providing a better experience. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Founder of defunct OyaPay is now co-founder of a new startup, Voyance

Following a dispute with a family-tied investor, Abdulhamid Hassan shut down OyaPay earlier in the year and joined Paystack. But he is now making the journey back into entrepreneurship with Voyance. What changed? Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Roundup: Our favourite How I Work editions of 2019

This year, we launched our How I Work series to shed light into the work lives of the smart Africans making waves across various industries. As 2019 winds down, we decided to take a look back at some of our [...]

December 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps