How to Run a Profitable Cyber Cafe Business in Nigeria

Running a Cyber business can be very challenging. I wrote this post on my personal blog sometime ago, but decided to re-post edited version following various questions on running a profitable cyber cafe business in Nigeria. A lady sent this to me My hubby and i opened a cyber, its 6 months down the line… Read More »

Branchout: The Newest Professional Network Threatening LinkedIn

Various startups keep propping up promising to give LinkedIn a big run for their money in the professional networking side of social media. One of the latest kids on the block is Branchout and they smartly launch on the world’s largest social network Facebook. Branchout, which touts itself as the largest professional network on Facebook… Read More »

[Contest] Build Open Source JAMB Result Checking Website, Win N150,000 – Nairaland

If you got the skills, you can win 150,000 Naira for developing Open Source jamb Result Checking website. Earlier today Nairaland Forum has announced a JAMB Result checking website Developer contest. In a statement on Facebook and Nairaland, the founder of Nairaland Seun Osewa announced the contest. Below is the his statement. The JAMB website… Read More »

[PRESS RELEASE] Banking Software Services and Solutions Provider JMR Infotech Launches in Nigeria

In a press release to JMR Infotech has announced its expansion to Nigeria. According to the release they hope to cover West Africa through its new office in Nigeria. Nigerian arm demonstrates the company’s expansion into key emerging markets The press release reads: …………………………………………………….. JMR Infotech, formerly known as TRASSET Services Group, on 26… Read More »

New Electricity Tariff Introduced in Nigeria

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced it is going to introduce new electricity tariff on June 1, 2012. According to NERC’s Chairman, Dr Sam Amadi during a meeting with electricity generation companies in Nigeria the new tariff is tagged Multi-Year-Tariff-Order and would not affect low income earners. According to him, the tariff will… Read More »

Nigeria May Lose 75 percent of Nigerian Bound Cargoes to West African Ports

Reports going round indicate that ports in neighbouring countries in the West African sub-region are currently constructing deep sea ports that will take mega ships so as to take up Nigerian bound cargoes. In a letter to the President Goodluck Jonathan, the President of the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA),… Read More »

Search Wikipedia in Yoruba: Over 30,000 Pages of Curated Articles

Incase you don’t know, you can search Wikipedia in various languages. Wikipedia Yoruba version is growing stronger with about 30,000 pages of curated articles. Sample search for term Nigeria yields full description of Nigeria in Yoruba. See screenshot below. About Wikipedia Wikipedia is a free, collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.… Read More »

IBM Smarter Cities Initiative comes to Lagos

International Business Machine, (IBM) has pledged to use its software solutions to build smarter cities for the Lagos state and other states. A smarter city initiative of IBM is tailored on how best state governments can exploit information to optimize the delivery of city services. Lagos State will be the pilot state for this initiative… Read More »

Globacom Renews Sponsorship Deal with Manchester United FC

Globacom has renewed its sponsorhip deal with Manchester United with both pledging to continue supporting the development of football in Africa. According to Globacom’s Executive Director, Human Resources,Adewale: “Globacom will continue to support football development in Nigeria and Africa. We have made huge investments into the development of the national teams, the clubs and the… Read More »

Introducing CollegeAdverts a Free Classified Ads Site for Students

CollegeAdverts is a free campus classified advertising website that makes buying and selling easy among nigerian students in institutions of higher learning especially the universities,polytechnics and colleges. The website was launched few weeks ago in alpha. The way it works It allows student to post free adverts of their items (products and services) which they… Read More »

Nigeria Signs $10 Billion Power Deal with GE

The Federal Government target to generate 40,000MW of electricity by 2020 got a major boost last weekend with signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with General Electric, GE for $10 billion to be invested in various power plants with combined capacity of 10,000 Megawatts, MW. According to minister of power Prof. Nnaji GE only agreed… Read More »

MTN Nigeria introduces hourly internet Subscription plans Simple Surf

Before now all GSM companies in Nigeria offer various internet plans but with data cap but MTN has introduced new internet subscription plans – Simple Surf that enables users pay per time usage instead of fixed duration and bandwidth. MTN Simple Surf is a new range of hourly based internet bundle plans that give you… Read More »

You can Stop Google, Facebook, Twitter etc Tracking Your Activities online

Incase you don’t know in this age of numerous sharing, super cookies, social search results, and social graph, Various internet companies especially the big ones like Google, Facebook, Twitter, linkedin etc track your browsing activities even when you are logged off their websites. They use these information in serving you relevant ads, products and services.… Read More »

GT Bank in Search for Local Talents Launches Heritage Cup

As part of its efforts to promote youth development, Guaranty Trust Bank in collaboration with the Lagos State First Generation Colleges Association (LAFGECA) established the Heritage Cup to identify local football talents at secondary school level whilst also creating a veritable platform to engender cross pollination of ideas amongst these schools. The Heritage Cup which… Read More »

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for World Bank Presidency

Various developing countries especially in Africa are supporting and pushing for Nomination of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Bank President. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Ivorien counterpart, Mr. Alassane Ouattara met President Goodluck Jonathan to pressure him to release the Minister to the bank in the interest of developing nations of the World… Read More »

1.5 Million Candidates sit for JAMB UTME This Year

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that 1.5 million candidates will sit for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, March 24th, 2012, and six other countries. In a press briefing at Abuja on Tuesday Prof Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB Registrar revealed that a total of 1, 503,931 candidates are expected to sit… Read More »