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The wait to be vaccinated against the coronavirus is finally over for Nigerians. Nigeria has just received a total of 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine today, March 2nd. Following this development, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) launched an online portal and announced the guidelines for registrations. How to register Registration […]

When Nigeria’s 2021 budget projection was made and planning for the COVID vaccine was missing, it was unsettling for many of its citizens. A group of prominent Nigerians came together under an umbrella they called Coalition Against COVID (CA-COVID).  With members like Jim Ovia, Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, amongst others, the coalition promised in January […]


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Lagos, Nigeria, March 2nd 2021 – Leading digital finance app, Branch International, announced the appointment of Dayo Ademola as Managing Director in Nigeria, effective immediately.  Dayo brings with her over fifteen years’ experience at global, consumer-centric companies such as MainOne and Rosetta Stone (USA) as well as with foremost local brands like Union Bank amongst […]

To mark this year’s National Consumer Protection Week, Paxful offers a few tips on how users can buy and trade cryptocurrency safely. Cryptocurrencies are growing in popularity; more and more people are now interested in using bitcoin or another digital currency to trade, invest or use in their daily life. Only recently, Elon Musk invested […]

Launches New Savings Platform For All. Lagos, Nigeria. Crowdyvest Limited, an impact-driven fintech platform, launched in 2019 by Onyeka Akumah and four other Co-Founders has today announced a big change in its leadership and additional investment in the company, in a bid to scale up as a digital savings company. Crowdyvest was created to provide […]



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Jumia shows working FEBRUARY 28, 2021 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT Hello, One Direction was a pretty good band, weren’t they? Five hit albums from […]

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Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor, is convinced that cryptocurrency threatens Nigeria’s financial system and must remain under quarantine indefinitely. At a Senate hearing held on Tuesday, Emefiele described cryptocurrency as “money that is created out of thin air” and used by “players in an electronic dark world where transactions are extremely opaque.” […]


Ghana has become the first African country to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The country received 600,000 doses from COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access). In response to the news, which was shared on the WHO’s Twitter account, Tedros Ghebreyesus, the body’s director-general, described the development as only the beginning. This is a major milestone in […]

When James Muriuki decided to get his own place in Nairobi, it would take him 3 months of looking at one terrible house after another. It wasn’t his first time facing housing issues. He’d had a taste of the struggle as a child.
Now he wants to solve this problem with his startup Kijiji.
This is his life in tech.


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