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9mobile offers cheaper call, SMS rates with Hajj roaming plan

Ugo Amadi

Muslim faithfuls from Nigeria embarking on Umrah/Hajj to Saudi Arabia have many reasons to smile as the innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication network, 9mobile, has again launched a new season of its Hajj Roaming Offer that affords pilgrims the opportunity to make and receive calls, send and receive SMS texts, and use data at much cheaper rates while in the Holy Land.

Satellite connectivity can further enable Nigeria’s broadband penetration goals – Opeke

In this interview, Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer at MainOne, an African connectivity and data centre solutions company, speak on their recent partnership to improve broadband penetration in Nigeria.

How Konga is bridging e-commerce gap for millions of unreached, under-served Nigerian’s

For a population of over 190 million, it is perhaps shocking to countenance the fact that about 70% of Nigerians – a whopping 130 million – are still skeptical of shopping online and yet to be captured in the e-Commerce net – an anomaly that Konga’s futuristic business model is gradually catering to.

Airtel partners girl effect, ISON group to empower vulnerable girls

…. Demand for Girls Connect sees expansion in Edo and Kano


Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a partnership with Girl Effect, an international non-profit organization and iSON group, the largest Information Technology Group in Africa, to empower rural and vulnerable girls in matters relating to finance, entrepreneurship, health, economic empowerment and safety, among others.

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 highlights achievements of top innovators, startups in Africa


M-SCAN, a company that develops portable mobile ultrasound devices (Ultrasonic probes), was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, held in Lagos, Nigeria on 11 December. Bettr, a virtual banking experience powered by the smartphone and data was the runner up.

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