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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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Nigeria to host RemitAfrica2015
Nigeria to host RemitAfrica2015

MobileMoneyAfrica will host the RemitAfrica conference in Nigeria, Africa's largest remittance nation, from 4-5 November 2015...

26 Aug 2015 12:28

Cyber security workshop holds in Abuja
Cyber security workshop holds in Abuja

President of the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), Remi Afon, has said there will be a 1.5 million shortfall of cyber security experts by the year 2020.

By Chidimma C. Okeke 24 Aug 2015 10:50



Google records first 10 million internet users in Nigeria
Google records first 10 million internet users in Nigeria

Google has disclosed the geometric progressions in the number of internet users in Nigeria, as about 10 million visited the internet for the first time in 2014.

By Peter Ugwu 24 Aug 2015 08:29

Five start-up secrets for Nigerian women
Five start-up secrets for Nigerian women

For the majority of women in Nigeria, entrepreneurship is a necessity. There are no jobs or viable alternative options, however, from writing a business plan to coming up with a name to hiring employees, a start-up can seem overwhelming...

By Nkem Ndem V 21 Aug 2015 06:58

Airtel takes Multimedia Journalism Clinic to Enugu
Airtel takes Multimedia Journalism Clinic to Enugu

Nigerian journalists resident in the coal city of Enugu are in for an exciting digital learning experience as the week-long Airtel Multimedia Journalism Clinic berths in the South East city from Monday, 17 August 2015.

19 Aug 2015 09:00

Convergence Partners invests $20m in Venture Garden Nigeria
Convergence Partners invests $20m in Venture Garden Nigeria

The Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF) has invested $20m in a strategic, minority stake in Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN), a diversified fintech company with significant operations in Nigeria...

12 Aug 2015 09:18

The 'constantly updating' aspect of running a digital business
The 'constantly updating' aspect of running a digital business

Danny Aaron is Director of 3-Way Marketing, which in turn is part of the Benater Productions Group. He tells us all about the digital businesses under their scope, African expansion and their broad advertising mix, including airtime vouchers...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Aug 2015 14:00

Mobile internet penetration rises to 88 million
Mobile internet penetration rises to 88 million

Despite the slow broadband penetration in the country, Nigeria still has a steady and impressive growth rate in mobile internet penetration, according to recent statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

By Emma Okonji 6 Aug 2015 15:49

Nigeria hosts 9th SME Conference of the Enterprise Development Centre in September
Nigeria hosts 9th SME Conference of the Enterprise Development Centre in September

Every year, Enterprise Development Centre brings together its members and other SME stakeholders in both the public and private sector to meet and discuss contemporary issues affecting growing small businesses in Nigeria...

6 Aug 2015 09:26

Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Nigeria, others as free upgrade
Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Nigeria, others as free upgrade

Software and devices giant, Microsoft Corp. has announced the availability of its newly operating platform, Windows 10 from July 29 as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets in about 190 countries including Nigeria...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 5 Aug 2015 08:40

Abuja Newspaper Distributors elect new chairman
Abuja Newspaper Distributors elect new chairman

The Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA) on Saturday elected Joshua Orogun (South West constituency) as its new chairman after conducting a re-run election...

By Eseohe Ebhota 4 Aug 2015 14:27

Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu
Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu

Since the death of the legendary Ben Enwonwu, his paintings have stirred countless art lovers to locating Nigeria on the world's map...

By Nkem Ndem V 29 Jul 2015 14:01

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa
Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015 14:00

Posterscope brings future of OOH media to Nigeria
Posterscope brings future of OOH media to Nigeria

Posterscope, an out-of-home communication agency, has formally launched an office in Nigeria. Nigeria is the 32nd market globally that Posterscope is venturing into...

24 Jul 2015 09:52

'Social media threat to conventional journalism'
'Social media threat to conventional journalism'

The Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University, Professor Barnabas Qurix, has alerted on the use of the social media by thousands of young Nigerians as a threat to conventional journalism...

By Maryam Ahmadu-Suka 21 Jul 2015 12:51

Social media impacts m-commerce business
Social media impacts m-commerce business

Nigeria has been experiencing a boost in online businesses due to the massive surge in m-commerce. The rise in mobile phone traffic to online stores is incited by the overall trend of social media...

20 Jul 2015 14:06

Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 call for entries
Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 call for entries

Nigeria's fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat has announced the call for entries for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature which is in its third year...

20 Jul 2015 09:36

Performing optimally in the digital sport media space
Performing optimally in the digital sport media space

What do you get when you amalgamate two previous company names Premium TV and Inform? Perform Group, of course. Peter Burroughs, Perform Group Africa MD, explains how the company keeps scoring goals on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jul 2015 14:00

Airtel partners 'Journalism Clinic' to train journalists
Airtel partners 'Journalism Clinic' to train journalists

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with The Journalism Clinic to host a four-city-four-week multimedia journalism training/road show for 100 Nigerian journalists...

13 Jul 2015 10:06

Kirusa and Etisalat launch InstaVoice in Nigeria
Kirusa and Etisalat launch InstaVoice in Nigeria

Etisalat and Kirusa announced the launch of the InstaVoice service in Nigeria. With this launch, Etisalat customers can now send and receive voice messages, to and from other mobile users in Nigeria, and also across the globe.

10 Jul 2015 09:47

Team Nigeria wins 2015 global Technovation Challenge
Team Nigeria wins 2015 global Technovation Challenge

The winning team comprised four tech savvy young girls, they collectively developed a mobile app to tackle waste disposal challenge in Nigeria, an app called, 'Discardious'.

9 Jul 2015 11:36

Kano to partner Daily Trust on newspaper revival
Kano to partner Daily Trust on newspaper revival

The Kano State government at the weekend said it will partner Daily Trust newspapers to revive its publication, Triumph, which closed down two years ago...

By Ismail Mudashir 7 Jul 2015 14:27

Lenovo unveils new ICT logo
Lenovo unveils new ICT logo

LAGOS, NIGERIA: Lenovo has launched a new industry logo aimed at stamping it's feet in the smartphones market.

By Nurudeen Oyewole 7 Jul 2015 13:27

Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch
Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch

So many start-ups, so few still thriving a few months down the line. It's sad but true. Luckily Webfluential falls into the 'still a success and steadily increasing' category - here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2015 14:00

Entries now open for the Nigeria Technology Awards 2015
Entries now open for the Nigeria Technology Awards 2015

The first Nigeria Technology Awards has opened for free entry and nomination to the general public. The awards recognise and reward technology entrepreneurs, innovators, academicians, inventors and policy makers in Nigeria...

2 Jul 2015 08:54

Outdoor advertising spend dropped to N20.5bn in 2014 - OAAN
Outdoor advertising spend dropped to N20.5bn in 2014 - OAAN

The total amount of outdoor advertising spend in Nigeria dropped to N20.5bn in 2014 from the N23.3bn it achieved in 2013 representing a N3.2bn decline.

By Chris Agabi 30 Jun 2015 13:35

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda
MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

30 Jun 2015 12:41

The celeb PR way with CSA
The celeb PR way with CSA

CSA (formerly Celebrity Services Africa) communications director, Davin Phillips lets us in on the power of the Instagrammer and what PR and communications is actually all about...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2015 12:00

Mobile money transactions worth N5bn annually
Mobile money transactions worth N5bn annually

The Director, Banking Supervision of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dipo Fatokun, on Sunday said that the nation's transactions in mobile money was worth N5 billion annually...

15 Jun 2015 10:48

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