All posts tagged "Technology"

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    Jumia Nigeria is launching Jumia Local to sell made-in-Nigeria products

    Jumia Nigeria is marking Nigeria’s 56th independence day anniversary this year by introducing an online store dedicated to products made in Nigeria. They’re calling it Jumia Local and the official launch is this Saturday, October 1, 2016. Jumia Local is Jumia’s way of supporting local entrepreneurs and brands that manufacture or assemble their products in Nigeria. Merchants...

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    MTN’s denied the Nigerian Senate’s allegations

    Yesterday, we reported that the MTN Group has been accused by the Nigerian Senate of “illegally transferring” more than $12 billion out of the country over a period of 10 years (2006-2016) with the help of four Nigerian banks and a serving Minister. Senator Dino Melaye was the one who made the...

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    The first annual Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit is starting tomorrow in Kampala

    Zimba Women is organising a two-day summit for women entrepreneurs in Uganda. The Technology for Business Summit will run from tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28  to Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala This is the first Zimba Women Business Summit and it’ll bring together women who are building and running businesses. This year’s theme...

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    The MTN Group is under investigation for illegally transferring over $12 billion out of Nigeria

    Somehow it seems the MTN Group just can’t catch a break in Nigeria. It’s like a one step forward, two steps back thing. First, it was the brouhaha with the Nigerian Communications Commission, then there’s that N16 billion copyright law suit that was filed by the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON). And now? Now,...

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    Andela just launched a Student Ambassador Program

    This is a public service announcement. Gather round children, I bring you good news. The coolest campus job has just been announced. Andela is looking for Student Ambassadors to lead Andela campaigns and events in their universities and communities. The Andela Student Ambassador Program (ASAP) will be for one year and will...

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    Dr. Isa Ali Pantami is the new Director-General of NITDA

    Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed the appointments of new chief executives in 13 government agencies. One of these appointed officials was Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami who’ll be resuming as the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Dr. Pantami, who is currently a professor of Computer & Information Systems at the Islamic...

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    BuyChat is a new “chat-commerce app” from the guys at BalogunMarket.ng

    The folks over at BalogunMarket.ng are building an app that’ll make it easier for users to buy goods from merchants via chat. They’re calling it BuyChat and private beta testing will begin on October 1, 2016 (public beta doesn’t start until October 15). BuyChat was inspired by BalogunMarket.ng, a startup founded by...

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    SuccessFactors is a new SAP solution from Twintech Technical Services

    If you are ever faced with the decision to choose an SAP solution for your company’s human resource, there is one that you would not regret recommending; it is SAP SuccessFactors provided by Twintech Technical Services (SAP partners in Nigeria). During an event organized by Twintech on 22nd September, 2016 at the...

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    Here are some photos from Saturday’s Tech BBQ with YC’s Michael and Qasar

    After TechCircle’s event at Lagos Business School was the afterparty a bbq at Cafe Neo, Ikoyi. There was food, drinks, music, and even more networking. We took pictures. Some wifi.com.ng guys came through…   That’s Ross Chanin and Ngozi Dozie (CEO, Cafe Neo)…   Hey, Banks…   If it looks like a...

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    What you missed at TechCircle’s “Building a startup – A chat with YC, Incubators & Co”

    Y Combinator Partners, Michael Seibel and Qasar Younis, are currently in Lagos as part of YC’s Office Hours in 11 Countries tour where YC Partners will meet with tech entrepreneurs from various parts of the world to learn more about international startup communities. Nigeria’s the only African country on the list, and the Partners...