SimbaPay Launches Money Transfer Service to Nigeria

SimbaPay, the digital money transfer provider in the UK, has launched its service in Nigeria saying Nigerians living in the UK can now send money to anyone in Nigeria through its app and website. SimbaPay said it charges “zero fees” for the money transfers. Nyasinga Onyancha, Chief Executive Officer for SimbaPay, expressed excitement at the… Read More »

Federal Government Warns That Current Electricity Issues May Worsen

The federal government has blamed the on-going strike action by labour unions in the Oil and Gas sector for the currently worsening power conditions in the country. It said as at 12.00 noon yesterday, Utorogu, Cheron, Ore Do, Ob En gas plants have all been shut down while Uheli and CNL Esc­tavo are all isolated… Read More »

Facebook Planning to Let Businesses Contact You Via Whatsapp

A report claims that Facebook is considering opening up Whatsapp to let businesses send messages and contact users directly. This business-consumer interaction is intended to be paid for by businesses that wish to use the platform to reach potential customers. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had earlier stated, last year, that there was no immediate plans… Read More »

Security Expert Arrested for Alledgedly Trying to Hack a Plane’s Computer System and Altering its Flight Movement

According to the PC Magazine a US computer systems security expert was arrested immediately the plane he was flying on landed at the airport. The man, Chris Roberts, who was on a United Airlines flight on 15th April tweeted (while on the flight); “Find myself on a 737/800, lets see Box-IFE-ICE-SATCOM, ? Shall we start… Read More »

You Can Now Transfer Money Instantly from Your GTBank Account via Your Phone

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) Plc, a foremost technology driven Nigerian bank has introduced a new service that enables its account holders to transfer money from their accounts with their mobile phone via USSD codes. Users can transfer to other GTBank or different bank institution accounts with code *737* To initiate transfers to a GTBank account,… Read More »

Nigeria About to Complete First Wind Farm – Power Ministry

Very few Nigerians would know about the ongoing 10MW Katsina Wind Farm currently being set up in Rimi village, south of Katsina. The Federal Ministry of Power says the wind farm is about 98 percent complete, according to Godknows Igali permanent secretary at the Ministry. The wind velocity in Katsina is quite high, making it… Read More »

NIMC Sacks 406 Staff Over Fake Promotion Letters and Forgery

406 employees of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have lost their jobs at the commission. This was announced yesterday by the commission. Some of the reasons it gave for the dismissal of these employees included; forging of appointment/promotion letters. The affected staff, it said, will be handed over the security agencies for prosecution. The… Read More »

Globacom Owner Mike Adenuga Reportedly Planning $600 Million Buy of Ivory Coast Telecom Company ‘Comium’

OK there are reports that Mike Adenuga the billionaire owner of Globacom Nigeria is preparing a takeover bid for Ivory Coast telecommunication company called Comium. The Geneva-based Africa-focused news agency, Agence Ecofin, reports, citing sources close to Mr. Adenuga that the Glo CEO has just communicated to shareholders an offer offer of $600 million for… Read More »

You Know That Famous $242 Million Fraudster – Emmanuel Nwude? See What’s Up With Him Now

If you are conversant with the key characters in Nigeria’s recent ‘419 scams’ history you would surely recognise him – Mr Emmanuel Nwude. Mr Nwude, according to his Wikipedia page, is a former director of Union Bank Plc and one of the most notable advanced fee fraud artists to ever come out of the country.… Read More »

Best Job and Career Websites in Nigeria 2015

There is a litany of websites (in many cases mostly job vacancy blogs) claiming to help jobseekers or help even ones working already to find better opportunities. Given the seemingly limited job opportunities in the country there are lots of competition for the available jobs. We researched the career and job space to come up… Read More »

Most Visited (Top Trafficked) Nigerian Websites in April 2015

We took a break from our monthly lists of top most visited websites in Nigeria and now we are back with the list for top sites in Nigeria in April 2015. 1. 13.7 million visits with over the April period still maintains its number one position as the most visited site in Nigeria. 2.… Read More »

Google Launches New Search Engine in Honour of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It is not everyday that somebody gets a search engine created and named after him. Zlatan Ibrahimovic the Swedish footballer with an ultra large ego has hit another high point – a search engine created for him. The Zlatan search website – is where Ibrahimovic’s fan can search and get all important facts about… Read More »

The Construction Giant Whose Company Handles Major Projects in Nigeria Since 1965

The world renowned construction company Julius Berger is known to quite a lot of Nigerians. After all they have the ones behind many of the most ambitious construction projects in Nigeria which includes the Third Mainland Bridge in Lags and the Abuja National Stadium. The Man Behind Julius Berger His name is Julius Berger; he… Read More »

4 Nigerian Movies with the Highest Budget in 2014

4. Head Gone Head Gone is a comedy movie fielding an A list of comedians and celebrities including Bright Okpocha (Basketmouth), Ali Baba, Tuface Idibia etc. The movie is estimated to have cost about $1 million dollars to produce. 3. 30 Days in Atlanta The wave making movie by comedian Ayo Magun (AY) featured known… Read More »

On Twitter You Can Now Send and Receive DM from Anyone

Previously on Twitter you could only send a Direct Message (known as a DM) to someone who follows you on the social network. Twitter has however announced a new feature that gives the option to receive a Direct Message (DM) from anyone including people you are not following. Basically the new feature means; – A… Read More »

Hungarian Architect Builds House with Water

Would you build a house with water? Hungarian architect Matyas Gutai believes that water is the perfect material for keeping a house at a comfortable temperature. And while that doesn’t mean that he can do away with traditional materials like bricks, cement, and plaster, his system promotes a whole new idea of engineering. Gutai built… Read More »

MTN Nigeria Plan to Buy Visafone

As part of plans to solidify it grip on Nigeria’s telecommunication industry MTN is believed to be in talks with Visafone with view to acquiring the fixed wireless network operator. Visafone was set up eight years ago to deliver voice and broadband services through mobile and fixed telecom platforms after business tycoon Jim Ovia, who… Read More »

This 17 Year Old Asks to be Shown Exam Questions Through Freedom of Information Request

This 17 year old student in Germany has generated some buzz online by asking that he be shown the questions for his upcoming exams citing the freedom of information laws in his state Munster. The crafty young man certainly has a new way of cheating other than the normal scribbling of potential answers on the… Read More »

Court Bars DSTV from Implementing Price Hike in Nigeria

A Federal High Court in Nigeria has ordered Multichoice (owners of the DSTV satellite pay TV service) to cease from implementing the increase in subscription rates for its subscribers. MultiChoice and MultiChoice Africa which runs the DStv as a satellite pay-TV service across Africa, hiked its monthly subscriber fees in South Africa and across the… Read More »