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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
It’s no longer news that the Central Bank of Nigeria popularly called CBN has placed a ban on cryptocurrency in Nigeria. With this ban in place, it is no more possible for Nigerians to buy Bitcoin from their usual exchanges with their debit cards or directly from their Nigerian bank accounts. What’s worse is that […]
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 […]
Nigerian payment and financial service company OPay has unveiled its growth plans for 2021 and beyond after achieving a successful business year at a press conference held on March 1, 2020. The press briefing kicked off with business updates from the company presented by Joshua Yau, Managing VP for OPay in Nigeria. Mr Yau notes […]
Brenda Katwesigye and Geogette Ndabukiye founded Wazi Vision in 2017 to create affordable prescription eyeglasses for people of all income levels in Uganda. The eyeglasses are stylish and manufactured from recycled plastic, wood, barkcloth, fabric and horn. A pair of ‘Wazi Round’ goes for UGX 70,000 (~ $19). Now, the company wants to add a […]
If there were ever any doubts about MTN Nigeria being Nigeria’s telecoms juggernaut, its 2020 financial report, with a profit before tax of ₦298 billion, clears that doubt.
For investors, Opera’s Q4 results are a step in the right direction as the company continues with expansion plans Opera, the software company that owns the widely-used Opera browser and content platform, Opera News, has released its results for the fourth quarter of 2020. The company posted strong results for the quarter with $50.4 million […]
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 […]
The ride from Lagos to Ganvie, a lake village in Benin republic, is about 150km. The village’s 35,000 people live in a scenic environment that invites curious tourists who have dubbed it the Venice of Africa. But like a number of cities in the french-speaking countries in Africa, Ganvie has a problem; it is a […]
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.” […]
Jumia has released its earnings report for Q4 2020 with revenues of €41 million beating Q3’s revenue of €33.7 million
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.