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The International Space Apps Challenge Kicks Off Today In lagos
Events, News
11th April 2014

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is finally here, opening with the Press conference today, the 11th of April at 9 am. It is slated to be a 4-day event, fully loaded with formidable tech personalities. This list of people slated to attend includes and is not limited to Victor Okigbo (Centre Manager for iDEA Hub; […]


Mozambique Joins The Alliance For Affordable Internet
Internet, News
11th April 2014

It’s another score for affordable internet! The Alliance for Affordable internet (A4AI), on April 2nd, 2014, welcomed a new African country into its list of members. A4AI has announced that it signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mozambican government at the AITEC Southern Africa ICT Forum in Maputo, making Mozambique the first country in Southern Africa to […]

NITDA gets new Director General
News
11th April 2014

The National Information Technology Development Agency has a new FG-approved Director General – Mr. Peter Jack – who until January 2007 was the Technical Assistant to the now erstwhile DG of the NITDA, Professor Cleopas Angaye. A BSc. and MSc. holder in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and University of Lagos respectively, Jack […]


Exclusive: Ex Jumia CEO, Raphael Afaedor Launches New Ecommerce Venture
News, startups
10th April 2014

We now know what Raphael Afaedor’s has been working on since he left Jumia. After a three-month quiet period, Raphael is diving right back into the deep end of Nigerian ecommerce. This time, he’s launched an online grocery delivery service called Supermart. Raphael officially exited Jumia in January 2014, along with his along with his […]

MTN Partners with Nova Lumos to provide “Mobile Electricity” to Rural Areas in Nigeria
Fructose, News
8th April 2014

Nova Lumos is an Israeli-based company that wants to bring modern and affordable electricity to remote regions around the world, especially off-the-grid communities in Africa and Asia. Electricity is provided by means of distributed solar units – “power stations in a box” – and customers can purchase solar power for their units in small instalments […]

Uber’s Expansion To Lagos And Abuja Is Imminent
News, startups
8th April 2014

Uber, the world’s coolest taxi-booking service is in 33 countries and at the last count, over 92 cities. n the SF-based company’s quest for world domination, Lagos might actually be the next destination. Actually, Lagos AND Abuja. Uber is interested in both Nigeria’s economic and political centres and have put up recruitment notices for positions […]


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