Series A extension funding. Legendary payments icon joins the board. And the departure of its celebrity CEO.
Nigerian businesses including hospitals critically need power to survive and for some, to save lives. Renewable energy (especially off-grid) presents a strong proposition to address the power challenges.
The top 20 countries in the world with the highest maternal mortality rates are in Africa making PPH as a factor in maternal mortality is a very serious problem that requires urgent attention.
Man has undoubtedly become a victim of his creation and this is a sad reality. The internet is a double edge sword in our society and the extent to which it can make or mar its users cannot be overlooked.
Mobi Hunter, the leading publishing partner across Africa is working with SWIFT Networks and Google to provide free Wifi in Lagos. The rollout will enable internet users to browse the internet in exchange for engaging with their favourite brands. Speaking on the rollout, CEO of Mobi Hunter, Timothy Lambrechts said: “We are delighted to be […]
Diamond Bank recently announced the launch of the Diamond Visa Signature Debit Card, a unique Naira debit card designed to provide customers exceptional spending power and exclusive privileges. The new debit card gives affluent customers the opportunity to have broader and richer experiences when they relax or travel, home and abroad. “Our customers told us […]
Microsoft Africa is the lead sponsor of the third edition of the Data Science Nigeria (DSN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bootcamp, which is aimed at building capacity in the use of Deep Learning concepts in addressing analytical gaps in financial inclusion. The all-expense-paid Bootcamp will focus on the use of modern tools, particularly Microsoft Azure in […]
As part of its product development strategy to improve consumers’ internet service experience, Premier Internet Service Provider, Spectranet, introduces new Blue Freedom MiFi with 25GB free data for just 16,000 Naira. The entry of Blue Freedom MiFi is premised on the celebration of Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary just as Spectranet aims to deepen internet penetration […]
El Dorado will be a tech ecosystem built by international and local investors in a sustainable manner creating win-win scenario for all parties alike.
Africa has a potential to have installed energy capacity of about 350,000 MW (350 GW) from hydropower alone but only about 10 – 20% has been installed.
It’s all about solving real problems for people and blockchain could be that hail mary punch that gets us closer to the logistical future we desire.
In 2015, Nigeria developed a National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEP) document with the purpose of increasing the composition of clean energy in its energy mix and in order to increase access to electricity in the rural areas. Since then, the government has taken baby steps in investing in and stimulating power generation […]
Despite having one of the lowest vehicle to owner rates in the world, Nigeria still records one of the highest road accident numbers in the world, thanks to its terrible roads.
Recently, the Nigerian government banned the importation of new and used cars through its land borders, sending imported car prices sky high and giving a boon to the illicit car smuggling trade.
While there are very few banks in Nigeria actively developing a policy on renewable energy, those who are doing so are having to deal with issues like limited knowledge of the sector, finding borrowers with the required technical expertise and specific issues like payments collection and meter tampering.
The high price of solar (few years ago) and the urgency of reaching rural consumers with electricity are some of the reasons most investors have not been keen on urban consumers.
A large number of off-grid solar startups operating in Africa target consumers in the rural communities and understandably so. More than 80% of those without electricity in Africa live in rural areas and this represents over 40% of those without power in the world. So it completely makes sense that many solar startups are targeting […]