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NIGERIA’S TECH STARTUPS ARE IN A RACE TO FIX A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR PAYMENTS PROBLEM

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NIGERIA’S TECH STARTUPS ARE IN A RACE TO FIX A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR PAYMENTS PROBLEM

Three years ago, whenever Larry Eghosa, a Lagos-based sound engineer, tried to pay for products online it was always a crapshoot. After submitting his order he’d typically have to wait for about five minutes to get confirmation of payment being accepted. But, more often than not, the same error message appeared: ‘Your transaction was not…

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PREDICTING NIGERIA’S FLOODS, THERE’S NOW AN APP FOR THAT

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PREDICTING NIGERIA’S FLOODS, THERE’S NOW AN APP FOR THAT

The “WetIn app” is free to download for Android phones and gives users in three flood-prone Nigerian states advanced notice when an inundation is expected.

“The goal is to provide four- to five-day lead time warning on river height to allow government officials and planning agencies and disaster management agencies to take adequate precautions,” said Timothy Olalekan Williams, Africa director for the International Water Management Institute, which developed the app.

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5 THINGS NIGERIANS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LONDON-USED PHONES

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5 THINGS NIGERIANS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LONDON-USED PHONES

There are no warranties Warranty is usually out of the question when it comes to London used phones. The phones have been used by a previous owner who is not in the same location as the new buyer and so, even if the warranty issued by the company it was originally purchased from is still…

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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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JASON NJOKU: FROM ‘NETFLIX OF NIGERIA’ TO ‘NOLLYWOOD’ PRODUCER

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JASON NJOKU: FROM ‘NETFLIX OF NIGERIA’ TO ‘NOLLYWOOD’ PRODUCER

JASON NJOKU: FROM ‘NETFLIX OF NIGERIA’ TO ‘NOLLYWOOD’ PRODUCER By Maggie Fick When 36-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur Jason Njoku talks about em­bracing failure, he is speaking from experience. He had 10 start-up dead ends before co-founding iROKOtv in 2010 in an apartment in Lagos. He looks back at them as blessings in disguise. “I have the…

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KLIPBOARD IS AN ANAMBRA-BASED STARTUP PLAYING IN THE EDUTECH SPACE

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KLIPBOARD IS AN ANAMBRA-BASED STARTUP PLAYING IN THE EDUTECH SPACE

Klipboard is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform that tries to “address the core challenges faced by school administrators as well as parents, teachers and students in Africa”.

Boasting features like school software management, fees management, inventory management, student-parents login, students’ result management, customizable platform and integrated payment platforms suited for each school, Klipboard supports their claim to have everything that a modern school needs to function effectively.

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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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Sayo Oladeji: Another Reminder That The Nigerian Ecosystem Is Bigger Than Lagos

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Sayo Oladeji: Another Reminder That The Nigerian Ecosystem Is Bigger Than Lagos

Sayo is the first winner in the iROKOtv developer challenge that iROKOtv’s CEO, Jason Njoku announced one month ago. We were all surprised when the first winner was announced and turns out not to be one of the coding ninjas at Yabacon Valley (forgive me). We caught up with Sayo to talk about the test,…

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NIGERIAN WOMEN ROCKING THE ONLINE BUSINESS WORLD

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NIGERIAN WOMEN ROCKING THE ONLINE BUSINESS WORLD

Kelechi Anyadiegwu–Founder Zuvaa

Kelechi’s achievements belies her age. She began her online fashion store; Zuvaa in 2013.The vivacious young entrepreneur saw an untapped need in the market for African textile and fashion and tapped into it. Last year she was named on Forbes 30 under 30 listfor her contributions to E-commerce. According to her: “I’m originally from Nigeria but grew up in the U.S. I’ve always looked for ways to integrate my love and pride for African culture into my wardrobe.

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STARTUP STORY: “OUTSIDE, THAT’S WHERE THE REAL STUFF IS’’ – RABIU MUSAH CEO ASUQU.COM

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STARTUP STORY: “OUTSIDE, THAT’S WHERE THE REAL STUFF IS’’ – RABIU MUSAH CEO ASUQU.COM

Another example that can be used to explain the Yoruba proverb that said “Heaven will fall is not a problem limited to one person”, such as the person who proclaimed that he saw the signs that the world is coming to an end, some believed his proclamation and began to sell off their properties.

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