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 »

Dangote and Saipem Launch New Company – Saipem-Dangote E & C

Dangote Industries Limited has entered a multimillion joint venture agreement with Italy’s Saipem to establish a new company called Saipem-Dangote E & C The Saipem and Dangote joint venture company will focus on engineering and construction projects in Nigeria, West and Central Africa. The new company aims to secure complex engineering and construction (E&C) projects… Read More »

Scientists Claim to Have Invented a Battery That Could Charge a Smartphone Fully in 1 Minute

Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford University claims he alongside other scientists have arrived at a breakthrough in coming up with a battery that can charge a smartphone fully in one minute. The researchers have created an aluminium battery which they hope could replace the lithium models commonly found in laptops and mobile… Read More »

Internet Users in Nigeria GSM Networks Increase to 81 Million

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, says the number of internet users on the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) networks has increased from 76,322, 802 in 2014 to 81,892,840 in January 2015. This is contained in the NCC Monthly Internet Subscriber Data, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos. According to… Read More »

3 Business Ideas You Can Start if You are Brave Enough

On Nairabrains we are always exploring business ideas and opportunities that can be taken advantage of in Nigeria. In this post we present four not so popular venture ideas you can start with prospects for creating sustainable revenue; 1. Waste Disposal Management Waste is a function of the developing economy as more manufacturing, production activities… Read More »

#Nigeriadecides: State by State Updates on 2015 Nigeria Presidential and National Assembly Elections

Nigeria is at the polls today casting their votes to choose the next set of national leaders for 2015 – 2019. Throughout this period we shall publish events and updates on what is going on around the country as Nigerians vote; Imo State: Unconfirmed reports from Imo State indicate that the Imo Information Commissioner has… Read More »

3 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of 2014

Coming up with a list of this nature is one of the most difficult things for a blog platform in Nigeria to do. The sheer lack of data and verifiable information mean that you dig deeper and take more time than planned to get the whole article right. Nigeria’s movie industry known popularly as ‘Nollywood’… Read More »

Bank Profits: Nigeria’s Top 2 Banks Post N99 Billion, N98 Billion Profit Respectively

Information made available on the Nigeria STock Exchange show that Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (two of the top banks in Nigeria) made over 10% increase each in annual post tax profits. Zenith Bank pre-tax profit for the period ended December 31, 2014 climbed up 8.3 per cent to N119.7bn from N110.5bn recorded… Read More »

Multichoice Nigeria (DSTV) Explains Reason Behind Increase in Pricing

Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe in an interview with journalists explained the rationale behind the recent increase in subscription costs of the Multichoice pay TV service popularly known as DSTV. When told by reporters that the hike in subscription costs had hit Nigerians hard especially coming at the time when the economy was already… Read More »

World’s First Successful Penis Transplant Happens in South Africa; 21 Year Old Gets Penis Replaced

A 21 year old man who had his penis cut off after a botched circumcision has successfully undergone a penis transplant. The ‘ground-breaking’ operation took South African surgeons nine hours to perform, and allowed the patient to urinate normally and become sexually active again. The man who remains unidentified, was forced to have his penis… Read More »

Canadian Lawmaker Runs Out of Parliament Claiming his Pants Were too Tight

A Canadian lawmaker Pat Martin came up with a most hilarious excuse for leaving the House of Commons parliament session just before the commencement of a vote. He hurried out of the session as members began to rise one by one to vote on a legislative matter before them. The reason Martin (who belongs at… Read More »

NANS Urge NYSC to Reduce Online Registration Fee to N3,000

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to reduce the fee for online call-up from N4,000 to N3,000. The curious call (as most watchers feel outright removal of the fee is the major thing that should be sought for) came from the student body… Read More »