Publiseer joins Google Ally

Nigerian digital publisher Publiseer joined Google's Ally matching pilot. The platform matches promising, tech-enabled, emerging market startups with the 'Diaspora+' to close expertise and funding gaps. Google Ally learns about African startups and connects them with the right resources to help...

26 Sep 2018

Jekalo launches in Lagos

The first ride-sharing platform has been launched in Nigeria. Jekalo.com allows you to share a ride with someone going the same route as you. Signing up can be done by logging in with your Facebook or LinkedIn account, and setting up a profile. Jekalo is of course very aware of the safety aspect...

29 May 2015

AIG launches office in Yaba

Africa Internet Group (AIG) has moved its office to Yaba, housing six of its ventures in Nigeria - Easytaxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, Hellofood, Kaymu and Jovago. Yaba has grown to become Nigeria's e-commerce hub attracting a nest of technology and start-up companies, earning it the name, Nigeria's...

24 Feb 2015

Kaymu expands into Abuja
Kaymu expands into Abuja

Nigerian online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng, will be expanding its operations to the nation's capital, Abuja. The new office will serve as a base for the entire northern region by providing more efficient customer service and a point of contact for business owners situated in the surrounding area....

25 Sep 2014

Rhodes University ripped off by Nigerian web scam

A supposed Nigerian college, 'Sefcody's International College of Nigeria', is using campus pictures of Rhodes University and claiming them as their own. The 'registrar' also uses an identical website message to that of Rhodes. To teach at this "upmarket institution" you are asked to first pay a $350...

2 Feb 2003

SA gain 8 places in worldwide technology ranking

SA has been ranked 38th out of 80 countries in the World Economics Forum's technology index, a jump from last year's 46th place. The technology index is one of the three main components of the forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2002-2003, issued this week. The other African countries ranked on...

13 Nov 2002

MTN takes off in Nigeria

The SA-based cellphone giant, MTN, has acquired 400 000 subscribers in Nigeria within its first nine months of operations there. Afam Edozie, chief marketing and strategy officer of MTN Nigeria, said the base grew to 400 000 by the end of April from 315 000 at the end of March. It is projected that...

14 May 2002

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