A little over a decade ago there were about 100,000 phone lines in Nigeria, mostly landlines run by the state-owned telecoms behemoth, NITEL. Today NITEL is dead, and Nigeria has close to 100 million mobile phone lines, making it Africa’s largest telecoms market, according to statistics by the Nigerian Communications Commission. Click here to view… Read more Seven ways mobile phones have changed lives in Africa
There is a place we all go to on a daily basis, some people once or twice a day whereas others let it consume their lives, taking up every waking moment of their existence. It is of course the internet. The internet provides users with a plethora of content and interactions and has become a… Read more Desktop vs Tablet vs Mobile: Which Device Rules Africa?
As mobile devices become essential in our daily lives, malware developers have been working hard at developing software to attack the millions of Android phones around the world. Previously, a user could keep themselves safe by not installing shady apps and taking care while browsing the Internet. Recently, however, Check Point discovered a worrying trend… Read more How to Tackle Pre-Installed Malware on Your Android Phone
Do you know anybody that has died this week from receiving calls from stranger killer numbers? There are rumours flying that there are phone numbers that are the harbingers of death in Nigeria. Allegedly, callers from these numbers hypnotise victims to commit suicide by chanting incantations. After the hypnosis, recipients are then directed to do… Read more The truth about the ‘killer numbers’ reportedly making Nigerians commit suicide
The dotAfrica Sunrise Period will run for the next sixty days and will see the securing of valuable brand names in the form of registered trademarks and unregistered, validated trademarks. “During Sunrise, brand owners across Africa will be encouraged to apply for dotAfrica domain names that match their registered or validated intellectual property,” says Lucky… Read more Trademark owners can now secure dotAfrica domain names
The Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, demonstrated on Wednesday that business owners in Nigeria can now conveniently register their businesses online within 48 hours. At a CAC Customers’ Forum in Lagos organised in collaboration with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, the CAC Registrar-General, Mahmud Bello, explained that a series of reforms have been implemented… Read more CAC demonstrates 48-hour company registration process
There is a joke about a Nigerian lady married to a Chinese guy against her relations’ wish. The couple’s first child died at infancy and her relations were expectedly heartbroken and at the same time suspecting a foul play. Her older sister cried a bucket at the couple’s home and kept shouting “I know, I… Read more Is China deliberately flooding Lagos markets with fake products?
The University of Ilorin is partnering with a U.S company to build a 500 megawatts solar energy plant as part of efforts to tackle the challenge of power supply in Nigeria. “The 500 megawatts is too much for the university alone to utilise; in fact, we in the university require just a maximum of four… Read more UniIlorin partners U.S. company to build $1.5 billion solar energy plant – VC
Computer manufacturers have always warned against eating on the surface of laptops. After reasonable research, it can be deduced that this is not just for the health of the laptop but also for the health of the user. In past observations, weight gain and obesity have been seen to be caused, not just by excessive… Read more Don’t eat in front of your laptop. Here’s why
With bitcoin gaining popularity, value and legitimacy around the world, many believe it could change the game in Africa. Two thirds of the population remain ‘unbanked’ and many more are interested in trading speculatively in bitcoin. Regardless of why you have an interest in the cryptocurrency, first you’ll need to get your hands on some.… Read more How to Buy Bitcoins in Africa
A Paris-based independent power producer, Greenwish Partners, is set to invest $280 million to build solar power plants in Nigeria. Charlotte Aubin-Kalaidjian, Chief Executive Officer of the company, said a plant in Enugu State will produce 100 megawatts, while the company will build two others of 50MW each in Kaduna and Jigawa states. Click here… Read more Firm to invest $280 million in solar power plants in Nigeria
The mass migration from the dying CyanogenMod to its spiritual successor LineageOS is happening. (Here’s all the info about the whys and the hows.) Rooted Android users in the millions, or at least hundreds of thousands, are moving over to the open-source project that, just like CyanogenMod, offers a bloat-free, flexible version of the stock… Read more How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device