Steve Jobs Biography Tops Amazon 2011 Bestseller List

The 630 page comprehensive biography of late entrepreneur and Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been announced as the Amazon’s highest selling book for 2011. The book written by Walter Isaacson on the life of the iconic co-founder of the world’s most successful tech company has been sold through a variety of means; traditional hard copies,… Read More »

Four More Mobile Payment Operators to Get Licenses

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that it will soon issue licenses to four more mobile money operators to deepen the emerging mobile money market and make it competitive. The apex bank’s Director, Banking and Payment System, Gaius Emokpe stated this at a Stakeholders’ Forum on Mobile Payments System in Nigeria. There are… Read More »

AfriTickets: New Website for Buying and Selling Event Tickets Launches in Nigeria

We announce the entrant of a new service based website Afritickets which is a startup poised to provide gateway services for event ticketing in Nigeria. A lot of challenges face event organisers in Nigeria and ticketing is one of them. Challenges range from printing quality tickets, preventing counterfeiting, ensuring their tickets are distributed in as… Read More »

Prof Bart’s Tweet-Meet: PHCN To Be Closed Down, Power Stations for Enugu, Gombe and Benue

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Professor Bart Nnaji had an exhaustive tweet-meet yesterday as we initially wrote on. The tweet-meet which was an engagement between the Minister of Power and his followers on twitter dwelled on the various actions his ministry is taking to stabilise power supply in the country. The Minister tweeted that by December… Read More »

Startup Weekend Kenya to Hold Jan 27-29, 2012

According to information from Kenya’s Open Data newsletter StartUp Weekend Kenya is to hold from January 27 to January 29th in 2012. Startup Weekends are weekend-long events where entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Follow Us on Twitter For Latest… Read More »

Julius Berger Goes into Health Industry With a New Subsidiary in 2012

Nigeria’s largest construction company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange has notified the Exchange of its establishment of two new subsidiary companies. Julius Berger announced the formation of PrimeTech Design & Engineering Nigeria Limited formed to provide design and engineering support services to the Company. Also it introduces Julius Berger Medical Services Limited (JBMSL) which… Read More »

Six Reasons Why The YOUWIN Initiative May Fail

Several months ago (precisely October, 2011) the Federal government came up with an initiative called the Youth Enterprise With Innovation (YOUWIN) aimed at empowering Nigerian youths with the right ideas to create businesses or grow existing ones and as a result stimulate job creation and human development. According to the official YOUWIN website, “It is… Read More »

Prof Bart Nnaji, Nigeria’s Minister for Power Joins Twitter

Professor Bart Nnaji, Nigeria’s Minister of Power has become the latest top government official to embrace the information sharing and micro sharing platform Twitter. The Minister’s Twitter account which already has 386 followers as at the time of the post shows three tweets. In his first tweet Professor Nnaji says; “Hello Nigerians, thank you for… Read More »

Civic Media Institute Launches Public Interest Media Platform

The Civic Media Institute of Nigeria, a multinational organisation formed in September, 2011 has announced its launch of a new media platform, Nigeria Intel that will seek to promote high quality, independent journalism in the public interest. Civic Media Institute was founded to assist Nigerian journalists in accessing professional training opportunities, providing a platform for… Read More »

Access Bank to Complete Acquisition of Intercontinental Bank by March 2012

Access Bank has signalled its readiness to complete the acquisition of a 75% in Intercontinental Bank plc according to a statement in the Nigerian Stock Exchange website. It reads thus; “The Bank has notified The Exchange that following it’s completion of the acquisition of a 75% stake in Intercontinental Bank Plc. (“Intercontinental Bank”), it is… Read More »

40 Nigerian Developers Create Prototype Nigerian Government Website

In line with our commitment to bring relevant information on achievements by Nigerian business people and professionals we bring you this report on a group of Nigerian web developers who earlier this week unveiled a prototype website for the Nigerian Government. In reaction to the belief in various quarters that the Nigerian Government’s official website… Read More »

State Governments in Nigeria Get Backing to Generate Electricity From 2012

Power generation and distribution, from the onset has been the exclusive responsibility of the federal government except in cases when big corporations have been given concession to produce units of power for industrial use. However in the spirit of ongoing attempts to reform and reposition the nation’s power sector to meet expectations of Nigerians a… Read More »

Top Three Most Recommended Internet Service/Connection Providers in Nigeria

Reliable internet access has been a challenge to everyone involved in accessing the internet in the course of their work or study. this is despite the fact that there are a host of internet service providers touting their stuff in the market. On a personal note I have turned to something akin to a modem… Read More »

Procurement Services Website That Helps You Shop in The US From the Comfort of Your Home or Office

Nigerians have always spent huge amounts of money annually sourcing various goods ranging from auto spare parts to office equipment from overseas (especially the United States). The channels undertaken to procure these items and useful equipments mean added and often substantial costs to the trader/buyers who naturally transfer these costs to the end users. CircuitAtlantic… Read More »