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Opportunities Weekly: $6m in grants from Google, Ingressive Capital, School of...

Every Wednesday by 5:00 PM (WAT), we publish a list of opportunities across the globe for African entrepreneurs, individuals, and startups. Don’t miss out on anyone.
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Nigerian fintech startup, Lidya raises $6.9m Series A to expand across...

Lidya, a financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for small businesses, has just announced raising $6.9m in Series A funding. This is coming only 14 months after it raised a $1.25m seed round in March, 2017. This latest funding round was led by Omidyar Network, with support from early Paga investor, Alitheia Capital […]
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Google pledges $6m in grants for non-profits in Nigeria, Kenya and...

In the next 6 months, the Google Impact Challenge for Africa will reward 36 non-profits with community impact in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa a total of $6m in grants.
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Facebook now has 26 million active users in Nigeria

At the launch of NG-HUB yesterday, Emeka Afigbo, Manager, Developer Program at Facebook mentioned that Facebook now has 26 million Nigerian users.
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Telecom companies disagree with CBN over levy on electronic transactions

In what may seem like a late move, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is rejecting the implementation of section 44 of Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act of 2015 (PDF). Section 44 of the act highlighted the establishment of the National Cyber Security Fund which is to be funded by 0.005% levy charged on all […]
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4 things we learnt from Facebook NG_HUB launch

Facebook in partnership with CcHub yesterday launched NG Hub to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. Here are four things we learnt from the launch
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eTranzact appoints Niyi Toluwalope as Acting MD, clarifies fraud rumour

eTranzact International PLC has appointed Niyi Toluwalope as the Acting Managing Director, replacing the Valentine Obi. Prior to his appointing as the acting MD, Toluwalope was the Chief Financial Officer of the company, a position he has held since 2011. Other executive positions affected by the management changes are Executive Directors, Sullivan Akala and Ike Eze, […]
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Here is the agenda for Techpoint Inspired 2018

In exactly one week from today, on the 29th of May, 2018, over 5000 tech experts and enthusiasts will gather at The Pistis Conference Centre for Techpoint Inspired 2018. If you are yet to get on board, you can still register for free here or get a VIP ticket. Meanwhile, to get everyone prepped, below is the […]
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Jobs Weekly: Industry Analyst, CRM Marketing Lead and more

Below is a compiled list of some available tech job vacancies for you this week. Follow the instructions specified for each role to apply. Industry Analyst at Paystack Job type: Full time Location: Lagos Application deadline: May 27, 2018 Responsibilities Own the editorial calendar of different types of analyses about payments trends in different industries. Formats […]
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Robots and Artificial Intelligence will take your job

As technology evolves rapidly, many jobs will be automated, leading to the loss of millions of jobs around the world. This ignites fear among many people and has them worrying whether or not robots will eventually take their jobs.
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