Most people think of GIG Mobility as simply a road transport company, but it has over the years been building out as a tech company playing in the transport space.
On Saturday, October 19, Funmi* received an Instagram direct message from David Kenneth. He made a tantalizing proposal: invest N5,000 ($14) and get it tripled in 45 minutes. She was intrigued. Kenneth requested her phone number to provide detailed explanations of how the investment worked. It seemed harmless. Two days and six N5,000 transfers later, […]
Many say Nigeria needs at least five more cities with the same commercial capacity and energy of Lagos to begin to reap the kind of economic benefits she is capable of, especially with her immense availability of youthful human resource. Since it was stripped of capital status in 1991, Lagos has grown immensely through a […]
Nigerian motorcycle-hailing company Metro Africa Express (MAX.ng) has built its first electric motorbike in Lagos, Nigeria. The company first announced plans to introduce electric bikes into the market in June after it closed a US$7 million funding round led by Kenyan Novastar Ventures and backed by Japanese manufacturing giant, Yamaha. “We’re piloting electric motorcycles in […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Obi Ozor may or may not be a red cap chief but his company, Kobo360, in just under two years, has become one of the leading technology logistics service providers across […]
The world is getting increasingly insular. Borders are getting shut and walls are being proposed. Migrant children are being locked in cages, denied such luxury as soaps and beds. Our former colonial overlords, the Brits as they’re affectionately known, are also at it again. Since 2016, they’ve contorted themselves into several unseemly shapes as they […]