The “Silicon Valley” of Lagos is facing tough questions about its future as a tech cluster

For the past few years, the biggest question over Yaba, the old Lagos neighborhood that has grown to become Nigeria’s ground-zero for startups and techies, has been what to call it. Some settled on “YabaCon Valley”, but in truth, Yaba faces a much bigger question about its validity as a tech cluster for startups. The… Read more The “Silicon Valley” of Lagos is facing tough questions about its future as a tech cluster

Bitcoin: Hackers’ ‘anonymous’ currency

“Bitcoin is digital cash. The transactions are totally anonymous and non-refundable. However they are totally traceable, Nicolas Debock of London-based Balderton Capital that specialises in virtual currencies said. “All the transactions are stored in databases called blockchains. It’s anonymous but anyone can monitor a bitcoin address and see how the money moves,” Debock said. “No-one… Read more Bitcoin: Hackers’ ‘anonymous’ currency

New WannaCry Ransomware and How to Protect Yourself

On Friday we alerted you to a global ransomware campaign a few hours after it started. That campaign has now infected over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in 150 countries. This includes the UK National Health System which saw ambulances divert from affected hospitals. On Friday a researcher accidentally stopped the ransomware from spreading by… Read more New WannaCry Ransomware and How to Protect Yourself

Lagos is relocating Nigeria’s largest computer market—and likely destroying it in the process

In the heart of Lagos, Africa’s biggest city, sits a sprawling, bustling market stacked with almost every tech product imaginable and known informally as “Computer Village.” Here, amongst a maze of shops and complexes, vendors serve thousands of Nigerians every day looking to buy or fix mobile phones, computers, hard drives, microchips and software. The… Read more Lagos is relocating Nigeria’s largest computer market—and likely destroying it in the process

Nigeria Ranks 3rd in Africa’s Internet Affordability Index – Report

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has ranked Nigeria third in its Africa Affordability Drivers Index, out of 27 countries studied by the group. The Africa Regional Coordinator of the group, Onica Makwakwa, made the disclosure at the unveiling of the Africa Affordability Report 2017 in Lagos on Tuesday. Click here to view complete post… Read more Nigeria Ranks 3rd in Africa’s Internet Affordability Index – Report