GTBank launches GTWorld, Nigeria’s first fully biometric mobile banking app

Built on the back of the bank’s customer-centric digital strategy, GTWorld (available for download from the Google Playstore for Android phones and the Apple App Store for iPhones) features biometric authentication such as facial recognition and fingerprint, which recognizes a customer and adapts to how and when they want to bank Foremost African financial institution,… Read more GTBank launches GTWorld, Nigeria’s first fully biometric mobile banking app

New Nokia 3310 Goes On Sale For N18K

The newly refurbished Nokia 3310 is now available for sale in Nigeria for N18,000, the General Manager, HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa, Joseph Umunakwe has said. “The Nokia 3310 has been available in Nigeria from the 29th of May 2017. Click here to view complete post at thewhistler.ng

MTN prepares to acquire MultiChoice Africa – owners of DSTV and GoTV

There are strong indications that telecoms giant, MTN is edging towards making an official announcement on rumored plans to acquire MultiChoice Africa and a decision could be reached as early as this month. It revealed that MTN and MultiChoice have been discussing since the last quarter of 2016 on the acquisition deal and it is… Read more MTN prepares to acquire MultiChoice Africa – owners of DSTV and GoTV

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