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Startup Lessons: Mr Eazi’s journey from tech to music success

One lesson from Tosin Ajibade’s (aka Mr Eazi) success in music after his brief stint as a tech founder is that skills of building a startup are transferable The post Startup Lessons: Mr Eazi’s journey from tech to music success [...]

April 11, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Resolve — get on-demand customer service, issues resolved promptly

As a new company launched on the 13th of March 2017, Resolve is a service company focused on providing On Demand Customer services to clients. The post Startup Profile: Resolve — get on-demand customer service, issues resolved promptly appeared first [...]

April 11, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #15: Get ready for the East Africa Gaming Convention

This week on weekly tech events, game lovers and enthusiasts are the target audience. We are featuring a gaming convention for all the game lovers in East Africa. East Africa Gaming Convention The 2017 edition of the East Africa Gaming [...]

April 10, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Why WhatsApp will not replace SMS in Nigeria anytime soon

Telcos in Nigeria reportedly planned to block OTT players including WhatsApp, Skype and others from operating on their platforms because they were incurring huge losses from the operations of these OTTs. According to the report, the telcos planned to reach a ₦20 trillion annual [...]

April 10, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Tayo Oviosu, the man whose financial services company has more branches than all banks in Nigeria combined

Tayo Oviosu is the CEO and founder of Paga, a mobile payments company he founded in 2009 to enable universal access to financial services for Nigerians. The post Meet Tayo Oviosu, the man whose financial services company has more branches [...]

April 10, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: SWIFT Delivery — order from your favorite restaurants in Southern Nigeria

SWIFT Delivery is an online food delivery service that connects users to restaurants and delivers food ordered from them in a jiffy. The post Startup Profile: SWIFT Delivery — order from your favorite restaurants in Southern Nigeria appeared first on Techpoint.ng. [...]

April 10, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Payporte, Big Brother Naija and Nigerian telcos: The biggest winners and non-losers

Following the 2017 Big Brother Naija finale, we take a look at the biggest winners between lead sponsor Payporte, Multichoice and Nigerian telcos. The post Payporte, Big Brother Naija and Nigerian telcos: The biggest winners and non-losers appeared first on [...]

April 9, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Should payment on delivery be scrapped? The closure of iDEA hub and JAMB protests

The death of Mr. Chukuma Eleje, the Jumia delivery agent in Portharcourt has spurred calls for the abolishment of payment on delivery, both on and offline. Known as the ‘bane of eCommerce’ in Nigeria, PoD is perceived a necessary evil because [...]

April 8, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Stay productive: How to get the right work done in good time #TWBR

HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done gives detailed insight on how to channel your energy and time to stay productive and yield the greatest rewards. The post Stay productive: How to get the right work done in good [...]

April 8, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Become a world class developer. Apply for the nHub Fellowship Programme 2017

There has never been a better time to be self-equipped for global opportunities than now. With the nHub Fellowship Programme, the nHub is taking this bold leap to blaze a trail in Northern Nigeria by training software developers with global [...]

April 7, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Kaduna government commissions its ICT hub

With the vision to have a vibrant ICT sector in Kaduna, the state government in conjunction with Zenith bank has commissioned its first state-owned ICT hub. The hub was declared open by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the 5th of April, 2017 at [...]

April 7, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

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