Author: Oluwaseun Hephzibah, Babatunde

  • Lifebank Nigeria, a blood bank startup wins $250,000 from Jack Ma

    Lifebank Nigeria, a blood bank startup wins $250,000 from Jack Ma

    Lifebank Nigeria, a blood bank startup has won the first prize as the Jack Ma Foundation hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative grand finale, awarding $1 million to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa. Nearly 10,000 entrepreneurs applied for the the awesome prize of $250,000 each for 10 successful entrepreneurs. The event grand finale […]

  • Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group lands in Abuja, Nigeria

    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group lands in Abuja, Nigeria

    Co-founder billionaire and former Chief Executive of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma lands in Abuja to attend the Nigeria Digital Economy Summit (NDES). Panel discussion with Jack Ma#NDES2019#NigeriaDigitalEconomySummit pic.twitter.com/PyTYWk5LKE — #NDES – Nigeria Digital Economy Summit (@ndesummit) November 14, 2019 The company also confirmed the presence of the well celebrated tech business man: Founder of […]

  • OPay OBus strike out of Lagos indefinitely

    OPay OBus strike out of Lagos indefinitely

    About three months ago, we reported that OPay launched the beta version of its bus hailing business in Lagos. The aim of the launch is to disrupt public transport in the populous city of Lagos. The OBus business has been suspended in Lagos. The information we gathered shows that OPay has indefinitely suspended the OBus […]

  • Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey lands in Lagos Nigeria

    Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey lands in Lagos Nigeria

    Jack Dorsey who doubles as the co-founder and CEO of Micro Blogging and Social Media platform, Twitter just arrived Nigeria to meet Nigerian top entrepreneurs. His arrival was announced on his Twitter handle: So grateful to finally be in Nigeria 🇳🇬 — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 7, 2019 Jack Dorsey will be in Africa throughout […]

  • Data price reduction, a step forward to 5G in Nigeria

    Data price reduction, a step forward to 5G  in Nigeria

    The Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has directed mobile operators to slash the cost of data. The Federal Government on Tuesday 5th November through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed the telecom mobile operators to reduce the cost of data. The Federal Government through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. […]

  • UberBoat, Uber boat taxi service starts operation in Lagos

    UberBoat, Uber boat taxi service starts operation in Lagos

    Uber, the ride-hailing company announced plans to launch UberBoat four months back. Uber has now announced testing of UberBoat a boat taxi service in Lagos, Nigeria. The testing phase which started in Lagos on Friday as Bloomberg reported that it is a partnership with Texas Connection Ferries, a Lagos-based ferry transportation service, and the Lagos […]

  • 5 important things serious entrepreneurs must do before the end of year

    5 important things serious entrepreneurs must do before the end of year

    The year is running to an end, of course anything can still happen. It is not end of business yet. In this post, I write 5 important things serious entrepreneurs must do before the end of year. GIVE ACCOUNT As an entrepreneur, one of the critical aspect of of your business is giving an account […]

  • Nigerian Tech Community Fights Back Against SARS

    Nigerian Tech Community Fights Back Against SARS

    Monday 30 September 2019. Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria’s technology leaders have launched #StopRobbingUs, a campaign to put an end to the common practice where Nigerian police stop young people with laptops and unlawfully arrest, attack or, in extreme circumstances, kidnap them, forcing them to withdraw funds from their bank accounts in order to regain their freedom. […]

  • Nigeria’s Tech incubator CCHUB acquires Kenya’s iHub

    Nigeria’s Tech incubator CCHUB acquires Kenya’s iHub

    The tech incubator in Nigeria, CCHUB has acquired another giant tech incubation hub, iHub of Nairobi Kenya. In an undisclosed arrangement, the CEO of CCHUB, Bosun Tijani made the announcement of the acquisition. Considering the fact that iHub is a big brand in Kenya, the name will remain. This emerged when there was a discussion […]