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Facebook accelerator Nigeria opens with season two Bootcamp

UGO AMADI

Following the successes and impact of the first season of its research and mentorship-driven accelerator programme, Facebook Accelerator, Nigeria, Facebook today announced in partnership with Co-Creation Hub, the commencement of season two of its programme which is aimed at supporting and empowering students and entrepreneurs to build locally relevant solutions using advanced technology.

Growth in Fintech drives growth in Cyberattacks

Africa’s Fintech sector is booming! According to reports Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with $132.8 million raised in 2018, making last year the sector’s best year yet – and proving the sector’s readiness given the high mobile phone penetration levels and the boom in mobile financial services and payment technologies.

9mobile Reinvents 9TEPP for Greater Impact

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.

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