Posts Tagged “ICT”

AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

Of course, an additional benefit of picking a project you’re passionate about is that, like wine, you get better, over time. If we go back to FourSquare example, Dennis Crowley pretty much spent his whole life solving this one problem he was passionate about — how to find his friends. He co-founded Dodgeball and sold it off to Google (who unsurprisingly killed it), before co-founding FourSquare. They’re both location based startups.

An example closer to home might be said to be Ezra, who previously co-founded Eyowo and is now a co-founder of PayStack, both payment startups.

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IMAGINE CUP 2016: TEAM NIGERIA TARGETS 10 MILLION VIRTUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE IN AFRICA WITH HUMANE SOLUTION

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IMAGINE CUP 2016: TEAM NIGERIA TARGETS 10 MILLION VIRTUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE IN AFRICA WITH HUMANE SOLUTION

By Emeka Aginam After an impressive presentation at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition holding in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America, the spokesperson of Team Nigeria, Obasegun Ayodele, has disclosed that they will be targeting about 10 million visually impaired people across the African continent with Humane solution. Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the…

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Build your Digital Empire at the “Social Media Jury” at ICTEL EXPO 2016 | Thursday, July 28th

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Build your Digital Empire at the “Social Media Jury” at ICTEL EXPO 2016 | Thursday, July 28th

The countdown to the third edition of the Social Media Jury has begun. Popularly called The SM Jury, it’s a platform for young and creative entrepreneurs to meet and have a one- on -one interaction with thought leaders whilst being stimulated by best practice scenarios in a round table panel.   The event in partnership with…

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3 START-UPS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE NIGERIA IN PARIS 2016

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3 START-UPS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE NIGERIA IN PARIS 2016

By Emeka Aginam Those who believe that software Nigeria cannot compete globally should better have a rethink as 3 best Nigerian technology start-ups will tell Nigerian software story at the Viva Technology Startup Connect Paris 2016. With this development, Troyka Group in partnership with and Hotsauce will offer Nigerian Startups a chance to participate in…

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83% NIGERIANS RELY ON MOBILE DEVICES FOR INTERNET–REPORT

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83% NIGERIANS RELY ON MOBILE DEVICES FOR INTERNET–REPORT

An Ericsson Mobility Report for sub-Saharan Africa has underscored the high mobility trend in Nigeria’s $34 billion telecoms industry. In the second half of 2015, Nigeria was among the top five countries worldwide in terms of mobile subscription additions, the report says. Ericsson also said that Nigerian businesses are increasingly adopting mobile-first strategies. With broadband…

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YOU’LL BE SEEING A RE-ENGINEERED NIGERIA POSTAL SERVICE (NIPOST) SOON

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YOU’LL BE SEEING A RE-ENGINEERED NIGERIA POSTAL SERVICE (NIPOST) SOON

By Emmanuel Elebeke THE Federal government has said plans to move the Information and Communications sector forward has been perfected and ready to be rolled out. The plans are contained in the Communications sector road map and the e-government master plan, which the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu just revealed, was ready for implementation. The Minister…

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WHY OPERA MINI’S AD BLOCKING FEATURE IS BAD NEWS FOR NIGERIAN PUBLISHERS

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WHY OPERA MINI’S AD BLOCKING FEATURE IS BAD NEWS FOR NIGERIAN PUBLISHERS

Nigeria has most of its internet users on mobile and that’s a fact. Even though Nigeria is the 7th country in the world with the highest numbers on internet users, a greater percentage of Nigerians only access the internet through their smartphones. Opera Mini is a very popular browser and it presently takes 72% of the mobile browsers marketshare.

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AIRTEL AND FACEBOOK TO BRING BASIC INTERNET SERVICES TO NIGERIANS

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AIRTEL AND FACEBOOK TO BRING BASIC INTERNET SERVICES TO NIGERIANS

Airtel Africa has worked with Facebook since 2014 in enhancing accessibility to the internet in an affordable manner through the launch of Free Basics in Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Seychelles and Rwanda. With the launch of Free Basics in Nigeria, millions more people will have the ability to access basic services.

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NITDA TO GIVE $1M TO TECH START-UPS CHAMPIONS AT 2016 GITEX

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NITDA TO GIVE $1M TO TECH START-UPS CHAMPIONS AT 2016 GITEX

Nigeria through the NITDA plans to promote a minimum of 10 startups to pitch for business at this global startup gatherings expected to have over 400 startups.

The Gitex Week 2016 features the Innovation Hub around which the Gitex STARTUP MOVEMENT has been designed to house competing startups in the Showcase Pods.

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NIGERIA’S HARDWARE MARKET, LARGELY UNTAPPED

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NIGERIA’S HARDWARE MARKET, LARGELY UNTAPPED

Mrs Ify Jennifer Afe is the Nigeria Managing Director, HP Inc. She spoke with ICT journalists recently, and sheds light on germane industry issues, ranging from low PC penetration in Nigeria, counterfeiting, untapped market potential in the country among others. ADEYEMI ADEPETUN was there. Excerpts.   What is your assessment of computer/software market in Nigeria…

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