Vooka Online Helps You Stream Live TV With Your Mobile

A new mobile video streaming service dubbed Vooka Online has launched in Kenya to help smartphone users stream live TV channels, movies and music. The service, launched by Rapid Communications Ltd, a leader in mobile applications services i partnership with StarTimes, will see users stream live StarTimes channels and other TV content from bollywood and… Read More »

TAKEALOT.COM Plans Its African Expansion, Raises $100M From Tiger Global

South African based e-commerce company, Takealot.com has just raised $100 million from investment company, Tiger Global and CEO Tim Reid in an expansion move into sub-Saharan Africa. Takealot.com was launched June 2011 after the acquisition of an existing e-commerce business called Take2 by the US based Hedge Fund, Tiger Global Management in October 2010. The… Read More »

Dangote Plans to Set-up $250m Sugar Factory in Jigawa

Dangote Group has publicly announced plans to build a $250 million Sugar factory at Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Chairman of Dangote group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote speaking shortly after he signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jigawa State Government on 20,000 hectares of farm land for the factory and sugar… Read More »

Airtel Appoints New Regional Operations Directors for Lagos, North

In line with its commitment to develop local talents as well as create leadership opportunities for exceptional Nigerians, leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Mr. Femi Oshinlaja and Mr. Wole Abu as Regional Operations Director for its Lagos and Northern Regions, respectively. In their new roles, the duo will be… Read More »

PenCom Transfer of N305 Billion Police Pension, Illegal

The move by the National Pension Commission, PenCom, to transfer the N305 billion Police pension fund to the proposed NPF Pensions Limited has continued to generate criticism as financial analysts have insisted that the move is illegal and suspicious. They also said that the action if hatched will jeopardise the future of men and women… Read More »

Kenya Agrees Deal with Safaricom to Build $172 Million Anti-Terrorist System

Kenyan mobile phone company, Safaricom is building a $172 million security communications system geared toward fighting terrorism in the country. The system will be designed to link all security agencies in the country, allowing them to share information in real time, and it will include ultra-high definition CCTV cameras with facial recognition abilities to allow… Read More »

MTN Plans $3bn Infrastructure Upgrades in Nigeria

Africa’s biggest telecommunications operator MTN Group plans to spend $3 billion to upgrade and expand the infrastructure of its operations in Nigeria over the next three years, a business newspaper reported on Friday. “We will continue to invest at this rate in the medium term and make sure the overall quality of service in acceptable,”… Read More »

More Than 30,000 Workers at Risk of Losing Their Jobs in Benue State

Following the resistance of workers in Benue State to review the salary of workers downward, in order to accommodate primary school teachers who have been on strike in the last eight months, the state government is set to sack about 34,000 workers. Benue State governor, Mr Gabriel Suswam, dropped this hint at Zaki Biam area… Read More »

Brazil 2014 World Cup, Government Fears ATM Problems

With less than a month until the World Cup begins in Brazil this year, the country is working to overcome its numerous issues before an expected 600,000 visitors descend on the country for soccer’s biggest spectacle. There’s the crime, the construction projects that will likely go unfinished, the money-sucking corruption, the dying construction workers and… Read More »

Sterling Bank Hosts Seminar for SMEs to Improve Entrepreneurship

Sterling Bank at the weekend organized a capacity building training seminar for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector in the country. The programme was aimed at enhancing the managerial and entrepreneurial qualities of SME operators with a view to building sustainable business, in view of the critical roles they play in the development of an… Read More »

Glo Pushing For Mobile Money Service, Partners With PSN

Nigeria’s National Telecoms Carrier, Globacom is partnering with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to promote its mobile money service, which runs on the network’s TextCash platform. Globacom presented the mobile money service along with its SME Booster at the 2014 Annual Luncheon of the PSN at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos recently. During the… Read More »

Nigeria and Canada Agreed on 3,000 Megawatts of Solar-Based Electricity Boost

In line with the renewable energy initiative the Delta State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SkyPower Energy, a Canadian investor, to build and generate solar-powered electricity in the state. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Olusegun Aganga, said the Canadian firm was investing five billion United States dollars in renewable… Read More »

One Major Hinderance to Phone Manufacturing in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Monday talked about the unsteadiness in power supply and the setback it caused in manufacturing of mobile phones in the country. The NCC Director of Public Affair, Mr Tony Ojobo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Ojobo said that before… Read More »

ITU Predicts Three Billion Internet Users by End of 2014

Recent figures released by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on Monday shows that the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally come end of 2014, Fifityfive percent of these subscriptions are expected to be in the developing world. “The newly released ICT figures confirm once again that information and communication technologies continue to be… Read More »

Globacom Nears Completion of Massive $1.25bn IP Network Upgrade

Globacom, Nigeria’s second biggest national telecom operator, is nearing a completion of massive $1.25bn (about N200bn) internet protocol (IP) network which it began in April last year. The massive network improvement project, which will end in few months, will see all its base transceiver stations (BTSs) data enabled and on third generation 3G high-speed broadband… Read More »

Nigeria’s External Debt Nears $10 Billion

Over few days reports of Nigeria’s recent debt pile has been the talk show, the National Conference’s Committee on Public Finance has announced that it would explore new means to discourage states from unwarranted borrowing. The Committee announced its decision after Debt Management Office Director-General Abraham Nwankwo revealed that the country’s external/foreign debt profile reached… Read More »

DHL Express Claims ‘Courier Operator of the Year 2014 in Nigeria’

DHL, one of the world’s leading express delivery and Logistics Company, recently celebrated the great achievement of winning two eminent awards within one week. The “Courier Operator of the Year” award at the Beacon of Information and Communication Technology award 2014 organized by Communications Week Media, the popular tech weekly newspaper in Nigeria, was in… Read More »

Top 5 Resume/CV Killers You Should Avoid

Job searching is getting tough for every person out there as they have to find a way to stand out in the sea of applicants or else, get lost and be forgotten. You’ll have to get used to fighting through a lot of equally capable applicants for a job, but how will you be able… Read More »