Nigeria’s First Bank has partnered with Unified Payments to introduce PayAttitude, ‘a Chip and PIN-enabled tag-type contactless solution’, which is ready to be issued in selected branches, according to its Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bisi Onasanya.
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…
You’ve ever wanted to know the meaning of those proverbs that music artist, 9ice always includes in his songs? Or you found yourself at a Yoruba gathering or ceremony and wondered what those proverbs really mean?
The hustle and bustle of Lagos can be daunting atimes. From the noisy honking of vehicles to the nightmarish daily commute caused by traffic snarls in most parts of the city, you would need to adapt to your surroundings in order to survive. Here are 4 mobile apps that could come in handy if you…
MOBOfree, one of the leading African social marketplaces, today announced that it had experienced an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users in Nigeria over the past 12 months.
Facebook is said to be working to bring its Internet.org app to Nigeria by May 2015, according to Ebele Okobi, the company’s Head of Public Policy in Africa.
Finalists have been selected to participate at the Mobile West Africa 2015 App Developer Competition, which would take place towards the end of the 2nd conference day of the Mobile West Africa event in Lagos, next week.
According to a recent report by the World Bank, the growth of remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to slow to 0.9 percent in 2015, amounting to $33 billion.
The last time Eskimi was in the news in relation to its user base was way back in December 2012, when it reached 10 million users globally — 5 million of them coming from Nigeria, a figure which it reached in just 24 months.
Texting can be enjoyable. Especially since you can rewrite your message or edit them before sending them to avoid mistakes and typos. That’s why this good old way of communication can never be replaced, even with chat apps that tend to promote a faster way to communicate, instead of a better way to communicate. Sans…
Since 2011, Mobile West Africa has been regarded as the leading technology event in the region that brings together the best brains in the mobile ecosystem to cover the evolution of mobile data, products and services in West Africa.
Leading online retailer, JUMIA has teamed up with fast growing mobile phone manufacturer, Infinix Mobile and leading telecommunications operator, MTN to launch what it describes as “JIMs Big Thing”– JIM being an acronym for JUMIA, INFINIX, MTN.
Leading retail bank, Diamond Bank Plc, has announced the launch of a finger print recognition feature on its Mobile App, a first in Africa.
Despite the fact that Nigeria has the largest mobile phone subscriber base in Africa with mobile internet data subscriptions reaching 65 million monthly, according to the Nigeria Communications Commission, a recent report shows that Nigerians use their computers more than their mobile devices to make bookings for hotels online.
Nokia has started rolling out updates for its Windows Phone and Android Here mapping apps with “significant improvements” in about ten African countries and island nations. According to the company, it is bringing support for turn-by-turn navigation in Mayotte and Zimbabwe, while adding significant improvements to the maps for Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Liberia, Madagascar,…
InMobi, a leading mobile advertising platform, today announced that it reached over one billion unique mobile devices on its network in Q4 2014, making it the only mobile-first advertising platform to reach this landmark milestone. The key InMobi network statistics show that over 100 million consumers interact with InMobi at least six times per day…
Editor’s Note: This post written by Jesse Oguntimehin, originally appeared on Gearloy, our gadget-focused blog.
With partnership from Edutech Software Solutions, a Lagos-based Education Technology company that designed and developed an indigenous and comprehensive eLearning solution for the programme, the University has made it possible for its students to learn on-the-go, from anywhere in the world, for the first time.
ChopUp has released a new trailer for its upcoming game, titled Oya Run. Oya Run is believed to be the best game ever produced by ChopUp according to Zubair Abubakar. ChopUp have this culture of releasing a trailer for its upcoming game just to tease its fanbase and they have done no different with Oya…
Online money transfer service, WorldRemit and African telecoms giant, MTN have signed a global partnership that will enable WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers.