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Why Nigerian startups do not get government ICT contracts

On two occasions in May 2018 Kabir Shittu rode Nigeria’s “high-speed” rail from Abuja to Kaduna and back, he paid ₦950($2.6) for standard coach tickets instead of the ₦1,300($3.6) printed on it. He was not the only one. Without any lobbying, bribery or pre-arrangement, passengers were paying different prices for the same ticket. What was […]
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“Alaba boys are an underrated part of Nigeria’s renewable energy ecosystem”...

In the first two months of 2018, the Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) imposed between 5% and 10% import duties on solar panels. Never mind contravening a law that originally stipulates zero percent import duties on these same solar panels, this new development threatens the establishment of a major power alternative in Nigeria. Suggested Read: Solar energy […]
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Why the Nigerian government cannot effectively share the recovered $321m Abacha...

The Nigerian government is planning to distribute the next batch of loot from Swiss Authorities recovered from former military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. The presidency wants to share the recovered $321 million to vulnerable families in the country and according to the BBC, around 300,000 households are expected to get $14 (₦5,000) from July […]
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A tour of Workstation; the “co-everything” space located in Victoria Island

We took a tour of Workstation, a coworking space located in Victoria Island, Lagos. Join us as we look into the space through our camera lens.
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MTN Nigeria may be violating customer privacy with its new solution

In the race towards relevance, firms continually devise ways to serve customers better. This appears to be the case with MTN Nigeria as it recently launched the Customer Experience Management (CEM) system. The CEM system, according to the General Manager, Network Performance and Quality Assurance, MTN Nigeria, Uche Osuji would ensure that subscribers are satisfied […]
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What African governments should be doing to regulate social media

Social media regulation in Africa is as old as the proliferation of Internet in the company and it has become worse in the past few months. Here’s what should be done instead.
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A critical look at the Presidential Advisory Group on Tech and...

In June 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria officially unveiled an Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity. The new body consists of Nigeria’s brightest minds in the media, entrepreneurship, technology and creativity. Suggested read: Here are 28 tech entrepreneurs that made the presidential advisory group As laudable as this initiative looks on many fronts, how many […]
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Advertising startup, TaxiTV raises seed fund from Beta.Ventures

TaxiTV, a Lagos based advertising-technology startup has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding in a round led by Beta.Ventures. TaxiTV is an in-ride entertainment system startup founded in October 2017 by Akinbola Asalu, CEO, and Dami Osiyale, COO. The startup provides advertising channels for corporate brands and SMEs through screens inside Taxify, Uber and other ride-hailing services. […]
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How a Port Harcourt-based agritech startup is digitising operations for Nigerian...

That experience would guide him on his entrepreneurial journey and the brainchild company is CAD Digital Consulting.
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Social Media Roundup: Ekiti’s got talent

This week on social media, drama in Ekiti as policemen reportedly assaulted Ayo Fayose, Yemi Alade’s controversial radio interview and more stories.
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