A hands-on review of Google’s Freetel ICE 2 Phone

Lagos, Nigeria, 28th February 2018 – On Friday, 23rd February, I ordered a Freetel ICE 2 phone from Yudala, now one of Nigeria’s biggest e-commerce platforms, thanks to their acquisition of former e-commerce giant, Konga. The Freetel ICE 2 Phone was the promised child of the Google for Nigeria event that held in July, 2017.… Read more A hands-on review of Google’s Freetel ICE 2 Phone

The effect of Open Banking on Banks digital solutions

On Friday, 12th January 2018, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) announced Leo their chatBot which leverages Facebook’s messenger platform to assist (new and potential) customers in carrying out common banking services. These services include: sending money, buying top-up (recharge card) and checking of one’s account balance. Earlier this… Read full story here

Meet Twinder – a Tinder-like bot on Twitter by 4 Nigerians

Twinder is a bot designed to match you with your Twitter crush(es) built by HelloWorld.ng. Hi! Twinder is a bot to help you match with your Twitter crushes – basically Tinder for Twitter. — Twinder (@twinderbot) January 8, 2018 If you are a frequent Twitter user, you’ll have heard the phrase “Shoot your shot” more times… Read more Meet Twinder – a Tinder-like bot on Twitter by 4 Nigerians

Meet Twinder – a Tinder-like bot on Twitter by Nigerians

Twinder is a bot designed to match you with your Twitter crush(es) built by HelloWorld.ng comprising Timi Ajiboye (@timigod on Twitter) and Ope (@fathermerry), experienced developers from Nigeria currently working at DavNetwork and Paystack respectively. Hi! Twinder is a bot to help you match with your Twitter crushes – basically Tinder for… Read full story here

A look at how Mark Essien built Hotels.ng from zero to ~$10million

First, you build an online business, offline – Following the launch of their international hotels’ booking site, hotel.africa and a corresponding flights service, fly.africa, it is clear that Hotels.ng mission has expanded to organising information on Africa’s hotels as well as making it accessible and useful. This we believe is similar to… Read full story… Read more A look at how Mark Essien built Hotels.ng from zero to ~$10million

Do you already use Google for these 5 things? Football scores, Wizkid’s post, Movie times…

Google for Nigeria brought with it several announcements/awareness and improvements to Google’s core consumer products in Nigeria most notably Search. Now on Search, you can see in a very clear and concise way; the scores from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), popular Nollywood movies and movie showtimes in Cinemas etc across both Web and Mobile… Read more Do you already use Google for these 5 things? Football scores, Wizkid’s post, Movie times…

Ride-sharing startup, GoMyWay is shutting down all operations by the end of October 2017

Nigerian ride-sharing service launched mid-2015, GoMyWay (which is simply a compound word derived from Go, My and Way) announced in an email to its subscribers that they will be shutting down their services by the end of October. The CEO, Damilola Teidi mentioned that “the plan by its Shareholders/Investors was to run a free service… Read more Ride-sharing startup, GoMyWay is shutting down all operations by the end of October 2017

Accion Venture Lab to deliver Masterclass and Fintech Office Hours at Lagos Startup Week

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader, Accion,  will host a Customer Acquisition Masterclass and Fintech office hours on Thursday, 28th September 2017, as part of Lagos Startup Week 2017. Please find below the details: Customer Acquisition Masterclass Date:  Thursday, 28th September 2017 Time: 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M