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W.TEC Is Now Accepting Applications To Its 2015 Girls Technology Camp

W.TEC Is Now Accepting Applications To Its 2015 Girls Technology Camp

Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a non-governmental organisation working to empower girls and women socially and economically, using ICTs in Nigeria has began accepting applications for its 2015 Girls Technology Camp. This year’s tech camp, themed: ”Geeky Divas – Grooming ICTpreneurs”, which takes place from August 2 – 15, 2015 would help Nigerian girls develop an


Meet The 4 Startups That Pitched At iDEA’s First Demo Day in Lagos

Last Saturday, four startups pitched in front of venture capitalists, angel investors and the media at iDEA’s very first Demo Day held at its Yaba-based Lagos centre. The four startups — Afrobus, Hutbay, Nerve and Verge — had gone through iDEA’s 4-month accelerator programme consisting of 3 modules (Design, Build, Pitch), designed to help startups launch and


iDEA Is Hosting Its First Demo Day This Weekend

Government-backed, not-for-profit organisation, iDEA which has been supporting the development of indigenous skills and capabilities in software development since 2013, is hosting its first Demo Day. iDEA’s Demo Day, scheduled to hold on June 20 at its Lagos center in Yaba, Lagos is strictly by invitation and will mark the graduation of its in-house businesses


Startup Week Is Coming To Lagos This July

Startup Week, a 5-day event that brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to build momentum and opportunity around the technology community’s unique entrepreneurial culture and identity is coming to Lagos in July. The event, which consists of keynote sessions, meetups, panel discussions, workshops, pitches as well as several networking opportunities would provide the knowledge,


eTranzact Is Totally Rethinking Mobile Payments In Nigeria With Its New PocketMoni Service

eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa is attempting to rethink mobile payments in Nigeria with a new PocketMoni service that claims to better understand the needs of the marketplace. The company says it “has done a retake of what mobile money can be with a recreated game changing mobile


Center4Tech Holds 2015 Technology Training Camp for Secondary School Students

Can you think of a better way for your smart geeky inquisitive kid, cousin, nephew or neighbor to spend their Easter break? Center4tech gives you the perfect answer! Center4Tech is a technology training, advancement, entrepreneurship, research, projects and incubation division of Miu Research Limited with a mission to inspire and equip Nigerian youth with 21st


Soweto To Host Its First-Ever Technology and Digital Conference In April

Johannesburg’s south western township, Soweto, will be hosting its first-ever technology and digital conference — Soweto Innovation Week 2015 — as a platform for an exciting new generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders at the cross section of technology and innovation. The 3-day conference, scheduled to hold from April 8 – 10, 2015 at the


The African Blogger Awards 2015 Entries Are Now Open

The African Blogger Awards are back! The first edition of the African Blogger Awards held last year recognised the leading online and social influencers and bloggers across the African continent, in terms of their reach, resonance and relevance. Just like last year’s, the awards are open to Bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers across Africa, 


Meet The 8 African Startups To Compete At Seedstars World Final Competition

These startups cater to local problems, such as Poeyek’s specifically designed tablet for informal economies, Green Energy’s car and generator ready petrol derived from plastic waste and Lumkani’s smoke detector for slums or densely populated areas.

Omobola Johnson

LIVE: The 4th ICT Industry Stakeholders Forum In Lagos

The 4th ICT Industry Stakeholders Forum is holding right now at the Eko Hotels in Lagos, Nigeria. The Forum is the last in the life of the present administration and will provide the opportunity for Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Honourable Minister of the Ministry of Communications Technology to present her scorecard over the last four


SecureID Launches Smart Card Manufacturing Plant In Lagos

The commissioning of the SecureID smart card manufacturing plant happened today. The plant is the first EMV-certified smartcard manufacturing plant in Sub- Sahara Africa. So, you may be worrying what this means. This means that we now have a local manufacturing plant that will be responsible for the production of 200 million smartcards on an