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6 Lessons women in tech can learn from Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures centers around 3 remarkable African-American women achieved success against the odds of gender inequality and racial segregation. The post 6 Lessons women in tech can learn from Hidden Figures appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 7, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Dysfunctional JAMB website could prevent prospective candidates from taking 2017 exams

On Wednesday, the 5th of April 2017, several prospective candidates of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), took to the streets of Calabar in a peaceful demonstration to protest against poor internet connectivity that is debarring their registration process. The protest held around [...]

April 7, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: SchoolMate — combine social interaction with learning within tertiary institutions

SchoolMate is a customizable student utility mobile application developed to ensure optimal student satisfaction and impact within the tertiary institution. The post Startup Profile: SchoolMate — combine social interaction with learning within tertiary institutions appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 7, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Pickup centres can solve the delivery logistics problems for ecommerce in Nigeria

A deliveryman for ecommerce platform Jumia Mr Chukwuma Eleje was murdered in Port Harcourt. Apart from the 3 suspects, another obvious culprit fingered was Cash on Delivery or Pay on Delivery as we call it. Following the resultant outcry, another [...]

April 6, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

How to confirm that a picture is fake

Have you ever paused to wonder how many pictures you ‘consume' every day are actually genuine? A picture, they say, is worth more than a thousand words; however, with an archive of pictures online, cameras and image editors such as Photoshop [...]

April 6, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

How the most popular Nigerian websites make money

We made a list of the top 10 most visited Nigerian websites (according to Alexa rankings) and explored what they do to keep the lights on The post How the most popular Nigerian websites make money appeared first on Techpoint.ng. [...]

April 6, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Do you know any industry experts doing big things? Let us share their story

In a bid to increase knowledge and awareness of those we call ‘magicians’, Techpoint launched the Engine Room series in June 2016. So far we have brought to you insightful interviews which have received commendations. And we have also aroused [...]

April 6, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: ImpartFund — raise funding for any needs within a given time frame

ImpartFund is an online fundraising platform that enables people to raise financial support within a specific period of time. The post Startup Profile: ImpartFund — raise funding for any needs within a given time frame appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 6, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

How escrow service providers can promote eCommerce in Nigeria

The lack of trust for online sellers is the reason why Nigerians prefer payment on delivery Escrow service providers can help gain buyers' trust. The post How escrow service providers can promote eCommerce in Nigeria appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 5, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

What you should know about accelerating your startup in Nigeria

As a Nigerian startup, before rushing to apply for incubation/acceleration programs, first consider the intricacies involved as exposed in this article. The post What you should know about accelerating your startup in Nigeria appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 5, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

How to choose the right mentor

Tara Fela-Durotoye, the founder of House of Tara, the largest (indigenous) makeup brand in Nigeria has been profiled on several international platforms. She has been listed as a young power woman by Forbes, a young global leader by the World [...]

April 5, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: SoRepairIt — outsource everything from errands to repairs

launched on 22nd August 2014, SoRepairIt.com is a premium service based company that specialises in repairs, errands and employment outsourcing The post Startup Profile: SoRepairIt — outsource everything from errands to repairs appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 5, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Tecno L9 Plus: Unboxing and First Impression

Tecno L9 Plus, the latest addition to the Tecno L-series, comes with improved specs compared to its predecessor, the L8 Plus. Announced in March 2017, the Tecno L9 Plus has a high battery capacity, a larger display and an updated [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN VS NCC: A part payment of the ₦30 billion has been made

It has been confirmed that MTN has paid the sum of ₦30billion which is a part payment of the fine of  ₦330 billion imposed on the telecom by Nigerian Telecommunications Commission( NCC). MTN has paid ₦30 billion as part of [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: 5 tech job openings available this week

Are you looking to join a tech company or are you a techie seeking a new job? We have put together a list of available tech job vacancies this week including entry level and experienced roles. Apply for any job [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Why the iDEA Hub closed shop in Yaba

The Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator(iDEA) Nigeria was  established in March 2013 by then Minister of Communications Technology Omobola Johnson in collaboration with the Nigeria IT Development Agency (NITDA) and like minded individuals such as Helen Anatogu who was appointed [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

My Fear Diary: Jason Njoku

Fear is a vivid feeling which has the ability to subject us to nothingness if allowed.  When starting a new venture, you would hardly go beyond your mind or take a step forward. The feeling of inadequacy and the thousand things [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN VS NCC: A part payment of the ₦30 billion has been made

It has been confirmed that MTN has paid the sum of ₦30billion which is a part payment of the fine of  ₦330 billion imposed on the telecom by Nigerian Telecommunications Commission( NCC). MTN has paid ₦30 billion as part of [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Payporte announces suspension of Payment on Delivery

Payporte has become the first Nigerian online shopping company to publicly distance itself from Payment on Delivery, amidst more suspicions The post Payporte announces suspension of Payment on Delivery appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

So you want to outsource your product engineering?

When considering outsourcing your software projects, having code produce expected events isn't enough. You need to enlist a team lead The post So you want to outsource your product engineering? appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

DStv and GOtv subscribers will pay more from May 1st

Multichoice has announced that as from 1st of May 2017, DStv and GOtv subscription rates will increase.The increase in the rate is by 5%. We announced last year that we would do everything possible to hold the price barring any [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: One Radio — stream your favourite local radio stations from anywhere in the world

One Radio is a mobile platform for streaming radio stations, music playlists, podcast interviews and news right from mobile phones. The post Startup Profile: One Radio — stream your favourite local radio stations from anywhere in the world appeared first [...]

April 4, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #14: All about learning at workshops

This week, we have curated tech events that you should consider attending. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 3rd April – Monday, 10th April, 2017). IBM Bluemix Awareness Workshop Passion Incubator is partnering with IBM to deliver [...]

April 3, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

7 Nigerian startup founder blogs every budding entrepreneur should follow

So we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite business blogs written by Nigerian startup founders for aspiring Nigerian entrepreneurs. The post 7 Nigerian startup founder blogs every budding entrepreneur should follow appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 3, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

#5kbae: How brands should use social media to their advantage

The whole #5kbae and #KeepTheChangeBae hashtags drama are evidence that Nigerian brands can attract more customers by joining Twitter trends. The post #5kbae: How brands should use social media to their advantage appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

April 3, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: GoSlow Yarn — get live traffic updates in just one click

GoSlow Yarn is an app developed by Oluwatemilorun Isaac Akinbosede and Luqman Tobi Bello to help provide live traffic updates while commuting. The post Startup Profile: GoSlow Yarn — get live traffic updates in just one click appeared first on [...]

April 3, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

How to cheat time and get more out of 24 hours

Today we will be reviewing Slipstream Time Hacking: How to Cheat Time, Live More, And Enhance Happiness by Benjamin Hardy. This book beckons to be read because it has a drawing element — time — which is something I always [...]

April 1, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Should Pay on Delivery be scrapped?

This week started with the quite unfortunate news of the demise of a Jumia delivery man in Porth Harcourt, Rivers state. The delivery man, whose name was later revealed to be Chukwuma Eleje, was last seen on Saturday after he left [...]

April 1, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Flashback Friday: 5 movies that will re-inspire you

Have you ever walked into the movies and came out inspired, like a totally different person? We all know that this occasional dose of chill is needed, especially after a hard working week and you need more than sleep to [...]

March 31, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Why we should all be scared of our smartphones

Remember when we only had feature phones and we were limited to just calls and text. You are probably one of those who held a stopwatch throughout a call before the introduction of the per second billing to ensure that [...]

March 31, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps