Author: Paul Adepoju

Taxify aims to lower prices for Abuja customers

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Taxi hailing app Taxify has announced that as it expands to Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, it is aiming at improving the quality of service and lowering the prices for the end customer. Uche Okafor, the company’s operations manager described Abuja as an exciting and thriving market with an outgoing population for private urban transport. Read More

MTN to roll out Nigerian IPO in 6 months

MTN is ‘pleased’ with Nigerian business and is ‘getting everything arranged’ for IPO, Group CEO Rob Shuter said. Shuter who spoke on Bloomberg TV said the company has gotten its business focused operationally and is recording decent growth as the Nigerian economy improves. “We are pleased with how our business is going in Nigeria,” he Read More

This Kenyan health startup is eyeing Nigeria

The healthcare sector in Nigeria has been very active in recent times particularly the continuing spread of the Monkeypox disease. But the country is not the only one in Africa struggling with outbreaks. In Uganda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the country is struggling with another viral disease outbreak. But just beyond the border Read More

WorkCube set to compete in a space dominated by Andela

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP There is a new startup company in Lagos that trains and produces experts in software development, equipping them to render expert services to both local and International clients, it is called WorkCube and would be officially launched at the #WorkCubeStage Fireside Chat coming up on the 1st of November, 2017. WorkCube is very similar Read More

Twitter now has 330 million monthly users

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Social media giant Twitter now has 330 million active users, adding 4 million new monthly users last quarter, up from 326 million last quarter and 317 million this time last year. While this is not a huge overall improvement, user growth is one of the big things Twitter and its investors have been looking for. Daily active users Read More

Google launches WebLite in Nigeria

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Tech giant Google has rolled WebLite in Nigeria claiming it enables faster and more affordable access to the web across Africa. In a statement gotten by TechCity, Google stated that when it comes to searching, faster is always better. “Whether you’re commuting to work, searching for the latest sports news, or for the phone number of a Read More

Interswitch taps Paylater, others for new lending services platform

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Nigerian startup that offers small loans, Paylater, today announced a partnership with payment tech giant Interswitch Group, to roll out nano loans in Nigeria. This will be delivered via the newly launched Interswitch Lending Services Platform. Nano Loan is an innovative credit product that gives opportunities to customers to receive quick loans without any… Read More

Here are the Nigerian startups shortlisted for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017

Organisers have announced the shortlisted finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 celebrating the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa. According to the organisers, the annual Awards now in their third year attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts from across the ecosystem. Read More

Nigeria’s telecoms sector has secured $2bn investment in 2017

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP This week at the ITU Telecom World in Busan, South Korea, Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-President of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced Nigeria’s telecoms sector recorded modest improvement in 2017 with additional USD2 billion being added to foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector. The VP said within a period of 16 Read More

NCC turns to Nigerian universities to solve telecoms problems

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Umar Garba Danbatta, executive director of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has announced the regulator has approached academic institutions in Nigeria with the aim of finding solutions to the problems that are being faced in the country’s telecommunications sector. According to him, this move follows the beneficial impacts that the research carried out by… Read More

More than half of the world’s population still offline

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP In spite of the surge in the number of internet users in Nigeria, Africa and across the world, about 3.9 billion people around the work still do not have access to the internet, with the digital gap growing between developed and developing countries, according to a report from the UN Broadband Commission. The report Read More

From Lagos, Taxify expands to London

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP Taxify, the disrupting ride sharing app from Europe that has actively competing with Uber in Lagos has expanded its coverage to London. It begins operations officially this morning and claims to have already signed up thousands of drivers who are ready to accept rides anywhere in the Capital from 10.00am on Tuesday 5 September. In Read More