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StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone, tablet in Nigeria
StarTimes to launch low-cost smartphone, tablet in Nigeria

Pay TV provider StarTimes has announced plans to launch two low cost mobile devices for the Nigerian market, a NGN12,000 ($74) smartphone and a tablet priced at NGN27,000 ($166)...

By Paul Adepoju 19 Aug 2014 12:32

Digitally pirated products estimated to reach N38.4 trillion in 2015
Digitally pirated products estimated to reach N38.4 trillion in 2015

In Nigeria, digitally pirated products are on the increase, resulting in financial losses by Microsoft Nigeria, which is worst hit, and the Nigerian government through tax evasion...

By Emma Okonji 18 Aug 2014 13:32

MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy
MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy

The MoboFree technological platform is reportedly making buying and selling online easy for all African users - not only via PCs and smartphones, but also via older/feature phones.

18 Aug 2014 11:17

Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry
Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry

Numerous programmes have been unveiled at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos, the home of Del-York Creative Academy, for young Nigerian graduates and professionals who seek to explore opportunities in the creative industry.

By Ujunwa Atueyi 15 Aug 2014 08:04

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Educational website, Ebola Facts, proves popular
Educational website, Ebola Facts, proves popular

A Lagos-based startup, Big Cabal Media, has curated and launched an educational Ebola-awareness website aimed at the West African market. In one week the website reportedly saw more than 500,000...

10 Aug 2014 14:38

Top employers to speed-date with Nigerian, Kenyan talent
Top employers to speed-date with Nigerian, Kenyan talent

Homecoming Revolution will host a range of Pan-African employers at the first-ever Talent Speed-Date event to be held on the 22 August 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

8 Aug 2014 10:42

Etisalat Nigeria sells 2,136 towers to IHS
Etisalat Nigeria sells 2,136 towers to IHS

In an aim to improve the quality of its network performance and to accelerate the roll out of 2G and 3G coverage and new services to its customers, Etisalat Nigeria has...

8 Aug 2014 08:41

Nigerians reverting to Blackberry
Nigerians reverting to Blackberry

Paul Omorogbe and Seyi Sokoya, reporting on Nigerian Tribune, says that in Nigeria, many Android users are reverting to BlackBerry devices due to the high data subscription costs on Android...

4 Aug 2014 08:53

Abuja blogger launches social media news portal
Abuja blogger launches social media news portal

Abuja's popular online media reporter and editor of Glees media blog, Alex Nwankwo, has launched a social media news portal called AlexReports.info...

1 Aug 2014 10:46

Kenya, Nigeria to polish up on digital security
Kenya, Nigeria to polish up on digital security

Kenya's Daily Nation and the Nigerian Tribune have both reported some digital security blunders...

By Anna Polonyi 24 Jul 2014 08:01

80 CEOs to attend Google's executive breakfast forum
80 CEOs to attend Google's executive breakfast forum

Google will be hosting 80 chief executive officers and top business executives at its executive breakfast forum being held in Lagos today, 24 July 2014.

24 Jul 2014 07:42

Airtel to invest $300m in network expansion in Nigeria
Airtel to invest $300m in network expansion in Nigeria

IT News Africa reports that Bharti Airtel is planning to invest $300m this year expanding its network and services in Nigeria...

21 Jul 2014 10:49

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

NSE redesigns, relaunches website
NSE redesigns, relaunches website

The Nigerian Stock Exchange revealed its upgraded and redesigned website earlier this week. A statement by the NSE noted that with a more contemporary design, the new site incorporates a more intuitive...

16 Jul 2014 11:13

Better days ahead for Nigeria's outdoor ad industry
Better days ahead for Nigeria's outdoor ad industry

The huge potential of the outdoor advertising industry in Nigeria and Africa at large has again been brought to the fore. Stakeholders unanimously agree that better days...

By Clarkson Eberu 16 Jul 2014 09:20

New Airtel package reduces roaming charges in 26 countries
New Airtel package reduces roaming charges in 26 countries

Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new roaming package, Airtel Roam and Home, that offers free incoming calls and discounted roaming tariffs of up to 90%...

14 Jul 2014 11:27

Nigerian editor missing since last week
Nigerian editor missing since last week

The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on...

7 Jul 2014 10:39

PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US
PanaTV to exclusively screen Nigerian film in UK, US

The African online television service, PanaTV has signed an exclusive deal with Soda Pictures, acquiring the rights to subscription VOD for Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun. (video)

30 Jun 2014 10:11

AccuWeather partners with Nigeria's World Entertainment TV
AccuWeather partners with Nigeria's World Entertainment TV

Nigeria's World Entertainment TV, in partnership with AccuWeather's Display Systems and Services division, will install four StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solutions in its network headquarters.

20 Jun 2014 07:45

Shuga gets new life as radio drama
Shuga gets new life as radio drama

Sex and relationships drama series, Shuga, has now been developed by MTV Base and MTV Staying Alive Foundation into a radio drama, ShugaRadioNaija.

19 Jun 2014 13:01

GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa
GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa

Real-time mobile survey platform, GeoPoll, has released initial findings on World Cup television audiences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, representing ratings from more than 300 million African citizens.

18 Jun 2014 10:57

African startup honoured at The Europas 2014
African startup honoured at The Europas 2014

Founded by AIH with investment from MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, online and mobile food ordering platform, foodpanda / Hellofood, won Best E-commerce Startup at The Europas 2014.

13 Jun 2014 07:30

Five Nigerian cities with business potential
Five Nigerian cities with business potential

One of Nigeriay's biggest assets is its 170m-strong population, which continues to spark the interest of consumer facing companies.

By Kate Douglas 4 Jun 2014 05:44

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

2000FM launches Africa Fridays to #SaveOurGirls
2000FM launches Africa Fridays to #SaveOurGirls

In an aim to save the Nigerian school girls who were abducted in April, SABC's 2000FM has decided to take action and embrace this challenge during Africa Month.

26 May 2014 10:55

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion
SA Mobile Marketing Association plans Nigeria expansion

Nicolle Harding, Vice Chairperson of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) of South Africa has announced the association is planning to expand to Nigeria.

By Paul Adepoju 19 May 2014 08:42

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

#BringBackOurGirls hashtag swamps social media
#BringBackOurGirls hashtag swamps social media

BBC Trending has published some facts on the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls which has become a massive international campaign after more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in April.

14 May 2014 07:47

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