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Pickmeup launches the first ride-hailing service in Abeokuta

First of its kind, PickMeUp launches ride-hailing service in Abeokuta Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Report: Nigerian startups raised $24.7 million in Q2 2019, 40% higher than Q1

Nigerian Startup Funding Report for Q2 2019 shows that startups raised more funds than they did in Q1 2019 but less than Q2 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NCC slams a combined fine of ₦136 million on Airtel and 9mobile

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined Airtel and 9mobile the combined sum of ₦136 million for violating the Do-Not-Disturb directives among others. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The multifaceted problem of Africa’s tech talent scarcity

There is still a large scarcity of tech talents in Africa. In this article, stakeholders give reasons why, suggestions and solutions on how to fix this, Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The venue booking space in Nigeria is profitable for venue owners, the online space not quite so

Massive potential in online venue booking space, but in Nigeria it remains a murky terrain. However, newly launched OGA Halls may have found an hack to it Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Should the law step in to save users from addictive technologies?

Last week, a US senator, Josh Hawley proposed a bill to ban addictive features on social media platforms. This begs the question of whether the government should be involved in how people use the technology and the Internet. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Mich Atagana, Google South Africa Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Mich Atagana is a storyteller at heart. After over three years as the Founding Editor of Memeburn, a South African-based tech news website, she moved to Google in 2014. She has since continued to tell stories as the Head of Communications [...]

August 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Best Rapper in Africa

This week on social media; reviving rap in Nigeria powered by Blaqbonez, men showed off their partners on #NationalGirlfriendsDay and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos-based transport service, GONA raises multi-million dollar fund for expansion

Transport service company, GONA has just announced the completion of a multi-million dollar Pre-A round of financing Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

At least 2 Samsung phones have exploded in Nigeria in the past 6 months

In the last 6 months, 2 Samsung phones have exploded in Lagos, Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ventures Platform appoints new leadership, as founder steps aside

Ventures Platform Executive Director, Kola Aina, steps down from some of his roles at the company. Appoints 3 new CEOs Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

4 people most likely to be Nigeria’s next Communications Minister

A look at President Buhari’s 2019 Ministerial list for the nominee that’s possibly going to be the next Nigeria’s Minister of Communications. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How this Nigerian IT consultant developed his career in tech despite a rare eye condition

Meet Victor Ekwueme, a visually impaired IT consultant. Despite his eye condition, victor is helping Nigerian businesses make data-driven decisions and teaching people Python. Read his inspiring story here. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 31, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks

Earlier today, two Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise announced new products that provide users with dedicated virtual account numbers, making them somewhat digital banks. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MEST Africa community manager, Nosa Omusi exits the incubator in what seems to be a massive restructuring

With the exit of its key personnel, could it be safe to say that the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology is on a path of restructuring? Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Odunayo Eweniyi, PiggyVest Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer

Odunayo Eweniyi leads one of Nigeria’s most popular fintech startup, PiggyVest, and has been recognized on Forbes Africa ‘#30Under30’ list and ‘World Women in Fintech Power’ list. On this edition of How I Work, she gives us a behind-the-scenes look into [...]

July 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Kola Tubosun and his team gave Google a Nigerian accent

The introduction of a ‘Nigerian English’ voice to Google Maps has caught the attention of users. We talk to Kola Tubosun who led the team that brought it to life to find out how Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The Nigerian startup helping Google bring public transit directions to Maps

At the third edition of the Google for Nigeria event, company also revealed plans to introduce a new directions experience for Lagosians by bringing public transit routes into Google Maps. Here is the Nigerian startup that will help make it [...]

July 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Motorcycle navigation on Google Maps: More useful to commuters than riders

Commuters of motorcycle hailing platforms see more usefulness for the new navigation feature on Google Maps than the riders. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Google officially announces ‘Nigerian English Voice’ and other new products

Google has officially announced a Nigerian voice for its services, maps for motorcycle and other exciting products at its 3rd Google for Nigeria event Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Andela Vice President of Global Operations Seni Sulyman: This Is How I Work

In this first edition of How I Work, Andela Vice President of Global Operations Seni Sulyman gives us a sneak peek into his daily work routines and habits, the gadgets and apps he uses to get things done, and what [...]

July 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The Rise of Micro-influencers in Africa

For micro-influencers in Africa, the focus is less on their scale and more on building a hyper-engaged community. And this type of community is becoming increasingly valuable to advertisers of 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The Rise of Micro-influencers in Africa

It’s 2019 and everybody with a few hundred followers on social media calls themselves an influencer. But in reality, an influencer is a person who can, well, influence people’s decisions. Somebody who can make their followers do something. Make them [...]

July 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

5 more things to note before buying the Oppo F11 Pro

Two months after my review of the Oppo F11 Pro, here are 5 more things I think you should know before buying Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Local alternative approaches to supporting startups in Nigeria 

Nigerian startups look outside the shores of the country for funding and other assistance. But in this article, we explore local alternatives to these activities Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What the adoption of e-voting by Nigeria’s House of Representatives means for e-governance and democracy

Nigeria’s House of Representatives recently adopted e-voting, here is what this means for democracy and e-governance Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Connectivity tops the list of what stakeholders expect Nigeria’s next Communications Minister to focus on

Stakeholders in the Nigerian internet and tech space want the yet-to-be-appointed Communications Minister to focus on a couple of things, one of which is access. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ethiopia is opening its doors to foreign investors in its budding internet startup space

The Ethiopian government is working on bringing in more foreign investors to power its budding internet startup space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerian online freelance marketplaces fail to scale

When you need the help of a professional for a project, do you ask that people you know recommend someone, post it on social media or visit freelance platforms? Your answer to this question is what this article looks to [...]

July 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: #NoToRuga

This week on social media; Nigerians kick against Ruga, COZA pastor drama continues and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

July 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps