Tech Business in Nigeria: Beyond the Kool-Aid

Behind the hype and noise that prevails about tech business in Nigeria, the statistics are chilling. Despite the big events celebrating launch after launch of apps and services, the real story that do not get told is that many of those apps never see up to a thousand downloads. And even worse is how many such projects die off unceremoniously. The Nigerian tech business terrain is a massive graveyard. But that should be no surprise.…

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Facebook CEO visits Nigeria on first trip to Africa

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa. One of his first stops on the trip was to visit a…

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InterC is Nigeria’s newest 4G network

2016 has turned out to be the year of 4G LTE networks in Nigeria. Joining the ranks of Spectranet, Swift and Smile on the 4G internet scene this year have been the following: Ntel, MTN, and now InterC. New Nigerian 4G network, InterC is kicking off commercial service with initial network availability in Abuja, Port Harcourt, and kaduna. The brand name, InterC, and launch locations suggest to me that this is the reincarnation of Intercellular.…

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Laying the Foundation for Digital Rights and Freedom in Nigeria

Something exciting is brewing in Nigeria. Just coming from a period that saw national outcry against the Frivolous Petitions Bill, popularly known as the “Anti-Social Media Bill”, and the arrest of another blogger, it offers great hope for the future of the country that a new and citizen-friendly bill, the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill (HB. 490) passed second reading in the Nigerian House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 22. As citizens found an avenue…

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The Nigerian Sports Ministry does not know its job!

“How is it our business?” said the Minister of Sports of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, when questioned about the plight of the Dream Team in Atlanta. You all might have heard about how the Nigerian U-23 team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was stranded on the way to Rio as a result of logistics issues. The team was reported to have failed to pay for their chartered flight to Manaus, the venue of…

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Nigeria: Digital Rights And Freedom Bill Passes Second Reading

Yesterday, June 22, 2016, the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill passed second reading at the House of Representatives. This progress demonstrates the evidence of follow-through commitment made by the sponsor of the Bill, Dr Chukwuemeka Ujam, on the legislative consideration of the Bill; the willingness of the 8th Session of the House of Representatives to stay committed to the respect of fundamental rights of every Nigerian citizen; and the passionate work being done by the promoters of…

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