Startup Profile: Lara — get step-by-step public transportation directions to any destination

Public Transportation data is not publicly available anywhere in Lagos, and even most cities in developing countries, due to the fragmented system of public transit within these regions. Often times, people have to rely on Google Maps to find their way around. But even Google Maps, and most other foreign mapping services, do not have… Read more Startup Profile: Lara — get step-by-step public transportation directions to any destination

FBI declares Nigerian wanted for alleged $5 million email scam

As part of scheme, the suspect and his co-conspirators allegedly defrauded victims across the U.S. by tricking them into wiring money to bank accounts the victims believed were owned by friends or business associates. They did this in two ways: by overtaking an e-mail account of an individual trusted by the victim and then requesting… Read more FBI declares Nigerian wanted for alleged $5 million email scam

Op-Ed: SWOT analysis of the Nigerian e-commerce sector

The 419 scams haven’t just affected Nigeria’s image worldwide, but also the domestic market’s perception of risks with payments online. Combine that with un-banked population and it’s no surprise the industry has developed to a standard of cash-on-delivery for its payments. While the big brands such as Jumia have developed the trust with their customer… Read more Op-Ed: SWOT analysis of the Nigerian e-commerce sector