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Don Jazzy, Tsaboin CEO launch free WiFi service in Lagos

Don Jazzy, Tsaboin CEO launch free WiFi service in Lagos

Ace producer, singer, entrepreneur and Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy has joined forces with Dele Odufuye, Managing Director & CEO of Lagos based software company Tsaboin, to launch a free WiFi service in Lagos. Called Flobyt, it is a free, fast, reliable and pretty easy-to-use WiFi service installed at various locations by partners. It is


DHL Express launches on-demand delivery service in Sub Saharan Africa

World’s leading international express services provider, DHL Express has launched an on-demand delivery service for its clients in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes. The new service, known as On Demand Delivery, allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardised delivery options. It offers


Over 150,000 Kenyan MSME to access Masterpass QR this year

Payment company, Mastercard has announced over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya will be given access to Masterpass QR this year. Masterpass QR is a fast, convenient and secure payment solution for consumers and a reliable and instant acceptance offering for merchants. It doesn’t require cash, as such transactions are much safer


Ringier Africa launches Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa 

Ringier Africa, a leading diversified digital media company in Africa has announced the launch of the Sub-Saharan version of Business Insider, a popular news brand for the global business community. A part of the Axel Springer family, Business Insider is the largest business news site in the US and one of the fastest-growing news brands


Starta’s Dr Dotun launches Side Hustle Bootcamp to help entrepreneurs launch businesses

Dr Dotun, the founder of Starta, a business support platform for startup and SME entrepreneurs in Africa, has announced the launch of the Side Hustle Bootcamp. The purpose of the bootcamp is to help 100 entrepreneurs launch, scale and fund their businesses in 2017. The entrepreneurs will intensively and practically learn, from Dr Dotun himself, how


MainOne, Microsoft launch SME-in-a-Box Pro for SMBs in Nigeria

MainOne, a leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa and Microsoft have launched SME-in-a-Box Pro for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Nigeria. SME-in-a-Box Pro offers SMBs business productivity tools from Microsoft such as Office 365 and Exchange Online, along with reliable broadband communications from MainOne. The solution will enable


President Buhari establishes body to make doing business in Nigeria easier

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has announced the establishment of the Presidential Enabling Business Council while presenting the 2017 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly earlier today. Chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the body has been mandated to make doing business in Nigeria easier and more attractive. Doing business in


CompexAfrica’s strategic business exit forum is holding today in Lagos

A strategic Business Exit Forum organized by CompexAfrica, a business exit company, is taking place today at the Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos from 12 noon. The forum is aimed at discussing and sharing the importance of business exit-planning, buying and selling. Top experts will be speaking on the importance of how to plan an


Online lending platform, Lidya has officially launched

Lidya, an online lending and invoicing platform founded by Tunde Kehinde and Ercin Eksin, founders of logistics company African Courier Express (ACE), has been launched officially. The founders first announced Lidya back in September 2016 in a bid allow businesses (read: small and medium businesses) secure loans without much ado. The platform officially launched on


MTN Business masterclass for SA entrepreneurs is happening today in Johannesburg

A masterclass organized by MTN Business, Africa’s premium portal for Business Connectivity Solutions, for South Africa’s entrepreneurs is happening today (October 27, 2016) in Johannesburg. Tagged The Digital Entrepreneur Masterclass, the masterclass will give participating entrepreneurs in-depth insights into running a digitally smart business. The aim is to impart knowledge to entrepreneurs about the challenges


#NES22: Nigerian Economic Summit Calls for Concerted Efforts to Grow Tech and Innovation

“If made-in-Nigeria must succeed, it should not be the challenge of the federal government alone. All the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital territory (FCT) must have a role to play.” – Dr. Adedoyin Salami The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) summit which began on Monday and ended on Wednesday last week


Passion Incubator launches co-working space in Lagos

In a bid to provide entrepreneurs a conducive environment to work from while building the next big thing, Passion Incubator (PI), an early stage technology incubator, has launched a co-working space in Lagos – its very first. Called LeadSpace, it provides users (individual or corporate) world class office facilities and amenities at a fraction of


SA fintech startup, Peach Payments to expand into three African countries

Peach Payments, a South African fintech startup, has announced it’ll expand into three more countries on the continent – Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya – ‘soon’. The startup provides payment solutions to businesses, allowing them accept payments from consumers in Africa and across the world, through their website or mobile apps. Consumers can pay using all


OPIC opens first East African office in Nairobi

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has announced the opening of its first-ever East Africa office, located in Nairobi, Kenya. The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF). “I am thrilled to announce that we are opening a third office in Africa to increase OPIC’s


Aliko Dangote named co-chair of U.S.-Africa Business Center

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named Africa’s most successful businessman, Aliko Dangote co-chair of its U.S.-Africa Business Center. The U.S.-Africa Business Center is charged with building lasting prosperity for Africans and Americans through job creation and entrepreneurial spirit. Dangote will serve alongside Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, as a leader for the


Facebook outs new tools to help businesses grow internationally

According to Facebook, more than 1 billion people on the platform are connected to at least one business in a foreign country, and 1.57 billion people visit Facebook monthly on mobile. In a bid to further help these businesses grow and scale internationally irregardless of their locations, Facebook has announced the launch of new tools