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 Interswitch taps Paylater, others for new lending services platform

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 Here are the Nigerian startups shortlisted for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017

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

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 NCC turns to Nigerian universities to solve telecoms problems

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 More than half of the world’s population still offline

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 From Lagos, Taxify expands to London