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Lagos leading technology start-up hub in West Africa – Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state has the highest number of technology start-ups in West Africa and is the leader in e-commerce. Sanwo-Olu made this known during the inauguration of Mainone/MDXI Data Centre on Wednesday at Lekki, Lagos Mainone/MDXI, a subsidiary of Equinox Technology, is a cable and communication services company. Sanwo-Olu alongside Read More…

Nigeria Technology Top Story

Google internet cable lands in Africa, promising fast connection

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: TechSpot. First Togo, then Nigeria, Namibia, and South Africa A subsea cable owned by Google that promises to double internet speeds for millions in Africa arrived in Togo on Friday, the company said, the latest step in a multi-year project to provide cheaper access to users across the continent. The Equiano cable, the Read More…

Technology World

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by global outage

Reading Time: 3 minutes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages. The disruption, which hit Facebook’s platforms minutes before noon, comes a day after a whistleblower accused the firm of repeatedly prioritizing Read More…

Business Technology

Flutterwave partners Amole to boost remittances into Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payments technology company, has partnered Amole, Ethiopia’s largest mobile digital wallet platform, to boost remittances. Flutterwave’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Olugbenga Agboola, said this in a statement in Lagos on Friday. Agboola said the partnership would facilitate money transfer into Ethiopia through Amole, to Amole Wallet, bank accounts and cash pickup Read More…

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Nigeria partners Microsoft to accelerate Economic Sustainability Plan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nigeria’s Vice President announces a collaboration with Microsoft to digitally upskill five million Nigerians Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria is partnering tech giant, Microsoft Corporation, in accelerating the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). This is being achieved by deepening the country’s digital economy. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, made this known in a statement on Monday, Read More…

Featured Nigeria Technology

Tech can solve Nigeria’s youth unemployment – MD BoI

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI , NAN. Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry (BOI), has described technology as a panacea to solving some of Nigeria’s problems especially youth unemployment. Pitan made the assertion on Thursday at the inauguration of BOI-UNILAG Incubation and Co-Working Hub, located at the Faculty of Social Sciences Premises of Read More…

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Deployment of technology critical for development — Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AYIBA, LASG. The Lagos State Government says it is already laying the foundation for the state to be the technology hub of not only Nigeria but of West Africa. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this on Thursday at the launch of Zinox Tech Experience Centre in Lagos. The governor, who was represented by his Read More…

Business Technology

Mobile Payment Operators elect Alabraba as new association chairman

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith, STANFORD. The Association of Licensed Mobile Payments Operators (ALMPO) on Thursday in Lagos elected Mr Jay Alabraba of PAGATECH, as its new Chairman. Alaraba was elected alongside other officers whose tenure would run from 2020 to 2022. The announcement of Alabraba’s emergence, along with other elected officers, was one of the Read More…

Education Technology Top Story

Lagos govt to meet telecoms providers on data subscription to boost e-learning

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government says it will be meeting with telecommunications service providers on the issue of data subscription, toward boosting e-learning during the Coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday at the Lagos House, Marina, during the Fifteenth Update on the Management of Coronavirus in the state. Sanwo-Olu said that the meeting Read More…

Technology Top Story

Lagos Govt targets 150 technology solutions in 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State Government, through its Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), says it is targeting 150 technological applications/solutions in 2021. The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm, made this known on Thursday at the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing, commemorating the One Year in Office of the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration. Falm said that Read More…