How to Deliver an Effective Online Sales Pitch

These days every business worth its salt has to have a mandatory online presence. This means that a client or prospective customer may see the company website as the first point of contact. Now this is a very different experience from a face to face meeting with a salesman. Here the salesman cannot guide the… Read More »

Introducing PocketMoni eTranzact Mobile Money Service

Just like various financial institutions in Nigeria eTranzact is not being left behind in the scramble to dominate mobile money service in Nigeria. They demonstrated their seriousness with the launch of PocketMoni. PocketMoni is the brand name of eTranzact Mobile Money service. eTranzact Mobile Money platform is the first truly operational mobile commerce application that… Read More »

Court Overrules Bharti Airtel’s Purchase of Airtel Nigeria

Econet Wireless’ case disputing Bharti Airtel’s ownership o Airtel Nigeria has come to a sensational head with a Lagos High court ruling that Bharti Airtel’s ownership of its subsidiary Airtel Nigeria is “null and void” because co-founder and 5 percent shareholder Econet Wireless was not consulted on the transfer. According to information from Reuters Econet… Read More »

[PRESS RELEASE]: NairaTweets Offers Free Advertising Credit to Businesses

Hi folks, We hope you are having the success you deserve in your business and professional activities. We just got a very interesting press release from the folks at NairaTweets. Below is the full text of the press release. Lagos, Nigeria ( January 30, 2012) – As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and our… Read More »

Nigerian Labour Congress Website Hacked! #NaijaCyber Hacktivites

Nigeria Labour Congress‘ official website was hacked yesterday by a group known as the NaijaCyber Hacktivites. This hacker group claimed the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress were traitors and sold the rest of the citizens out during the recent fuel subsidy protests and strike action. A visit to the Nigeria Labour Congress website shows… Read More »

4 Ways to Go Cashless or Cashlite in Nigeria

Are you ready for the CBN Cashless Policy? Much has been said about the Central Bank of Nigeria Cashless policy set to take effect this year (March 1, 2012 for Lagos and June 1, 2012 for other states) but one thing you should be very concerned about is your readiness for this policy when it… Read More »

GT Bank Launches Mobile Money Service (GTBank MobileMoney)

The Nigerian financial industry is going mobile, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has joined the likes of Globacom and Paga by launching a Mobile Money Service -GTBank MobileMoney. GTBank Mobile money allows you to send money/make payments from your mobile phone to anyone in Nigeria. According to a statement from the bank “GTBank MobileMoney is a… Read More »

CBN’s Cashless Policy: How to Take Your Business Cashless and Save Money

Last year the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced a policy on cash based transactions aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on a cash economy and reducing the inherent costs of moving cash that banks and other financial institutions incur as a result. The policy already known as the ‘cash policy’ of the CBN stipulates… Read More »

Ngcareers.com Launches Mobile Version

In bid to Serve its job listing to mobile phone users, Ngcareers.com has launched a mobile version of its site. The mobile version is a lean version of the full version and can be viewed at http://ngcareers.com/m With this development Ngcareers joins other job sites like jobberman.com that already have a mobile version for its… Read More »

DSTV Introduces Mobile Device ‘Walka’ to Nigerian Market

Pay-TV operator Dstv has introduced a 3.5-inch DVB-H handheld device for users in Nigeria to view its mobile TV service. The ‘Walka’ device, already available in South Africa, enables subscribers to the DStv Mobile service in ten Nigerian cities – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Ibadan, Enugu, Benin, Onitsha, Aba and Asaba – to view… Read More »

A Career Development Plan: Why You Need It

An architect first draws up a plan before ever starting to build a house. The engineer designs the car before the actual construction. Right? So virtually any worthwhile achievement must have a plan even if sketchy at first. The purpose of the guide is to show you the way so you don’t blindly thrash around… Read More »

QR Codes: Possibilities for B2B Marketing

Monica Paul, Managing Director at Marcomtec Group & Emerging Markets Advisor at Guidepoint Global Advisors & Avalon Consultores  During the last months, advertising campaigns using QR Codes have become a topic of interest for both, companies and agencies; we can see ads including these codes at the entrance of the stores, in magazines, and in… Read More »

Google Apologises to Mocality Kenya

Apparently embarrassed by the dust raised on the issue of unethically assessing Mocality Kenya‘s database and using it dishonestly Google has apologised both online and directly to Mocality Kenya through the CEO, Mocality Stefan Magdalinski. In a statement Nelson Mattos Google’s Product & Engineering VP for Emerging Markets said; “We were mortified to learn that… Read More »

Unethical Business Practices: Is Google Trying to Kill Mocality Kenya?

Google business strategy in Africa has been detested by local Startup entrepreneurs. Many are unhappy with Google business initiatives in Africa like Get Businesses Online, Google Trader etc that has been something far from innovative. And so Google is in the news again for an underhand, unsavoury attempt to get another African startup out of… Read More »