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Nigeria’s largest online forum, Nairaland suffers major cyberattack

Nigeria’s largest online forum, Nairaland suffers major cyberattack

Nairaland, the largest online forum in Nigeria suffered a major cyberattack on Sunday, which led to the site being offline for over 72 hours. A source told TechLoy that the site’s in-built ad network, which has helped the site generate a lot of revenues in the past year, may have been the target of the

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EXCLUSIVE: Nairaland Is Launching Its New Offices In Ota Soon [PHOTO]

Today, Techloy learnt that Osewa is finally setting up a — long overdue — large office space in Ota, Ogun State, after managing the largest online forum in Africa for eight years with over one million registered users, attracting zero external funding, and raking in millions of naira in revenues.

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Nairaland Topples News24; Emerges The Most Visited Site In Africa – Alexa

While Alexa rankings have been criticised for its inaccuracy, it still remains the most popular tool to monitor a site’s traffic health in Africa and has been regarded as the web industry’s de facto public resource for information about website’s statistics. Interestingly, Nairaland, which has been Nigeria’s most popular and visited website for several years,


EXCLUSIVE: Russian Venture Fund Launches Local Web Portal in Nigeria

Following the success of one of its online portals, NUR.KZ which was launched in March 2009, entered the top 10 most popular Internet resources by the summer of the same year and by July 2011 became the most visited portal in Kazakhstan, the company is now looking to replicate the same model in Nigeria.

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Nairaland Falls Off Alexa’s Top 10 Website Ranking in Nigeria

Nairaland, the largest online forum in Nigeria has dropped off the top 10 websites in Nigeria for the first time, according to latest statistics from Alexa. The site which now ranks number 11 in Nigeria after being displaced by LinkedIn (ranked number 10) still maintains its position as 2nd most popular Nigerian site on Alexa. From

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Nairaland Founder Unveils ‘Business Strategy’ Essay Contest

Nairaland founder, Seun Osewa has officially launched an essay competition today that looks to reward the best essays on starting a chain of for-profit libraries in Nigeria. Essays will be judged based on the soundness of the business strategy and the winning essay will be the one which best demonstrates the ability and capacity to


To Sell Or Not To Sell Nairaland For $1 Million [SURVEY RESULTS]

Last week, we asked our readers whether or not they would sell Nairaland, the most popular discussion site in Africa for $1 million. The survey was sequel to an unconfirmed report that MIH Internet Africa offered $1 million to buy Nairaland, which was rejected by the owner, Seun Osewa. As you can see from the


Seun Osewa: Windows Phone 7 May Win the Mobile OS Wars

In late March this year, we reported that Windows Phone 7 would be coming to Nigeria this summer, after Shina Oyetosho, Development Platform Evangelist at Microsoft Nigeria hinted this at the Bloggers’ Brunch. Well, it didn’t come as announced and anticipated. Oyetosho later revealed to TechLoy that Microsoft was hoping to launch it with Samsung devices,


Nigeria Beats Ukraine, Becomes World’s 4th Largest Opera Mini User

Nigeria has yet again disrupted the worldwide rankings of Opera Mini usage, as she now becomes the world’s 4th largest user of the Opera Mini browser, according to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report for June 2011. Barely three months ago, Nigeria became the 5th largest opera mini user in the world, according to

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EXCLUSIVE: MIH Offered To Buy Nairalist, But Seun Osewa Said ‘No, No, No’!

We’ve learned from a reliable source that MIH Internet Africa, the owners of Dealfish and Kalahari in Nigeria made an offer to acquire a stake in Nairalist, but was rejected by founder, Seun Osewa. The deal, according to our source, would have fetched Nairalist close to $200,000 (about N30 million) last year. Our source also


Vanguard Beats Nairaland To Become Most Visited Nigerian Site

Nairaland, the largest online forum in Nigeria has lost its position as the most visited Nigerian site as Vanguard, a leading newspaper site becomes the number one Nigerian site. According to the latest Alexa Rankings, Vanguard displaced Nairaland to become the 8th most visited site in Nigeria just after Twitter. Nairaland, which has occupied the

vanguard-logo Ranks 8th On Opera’s Mobile Web Report

There are two things that you can’t take away from Nigerians: Facebook and News. If you give a Nigerian a mobile phone with internet access, he’ll most likely visit Facebook or search for news on Google. And just make your news site mobile-friendly, and they’ll show you love. That’s exactly what we can see from


10 Coolest Mobile Web Products of 2010

The mobile web has definitely come to stay. With more access to the web via mobile phones, we’ve seen lots of web products designed for easy access on mobile phones. Most people now access Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and other web products via their mobile phones. Local web products and services too are not left out


10 Nigerian dotcom start-ups that are dotgone

10 Nigerian dotcom start-ups that are dotgone On March 15, 2010, the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dotcom (.com) domain name. Twenty-five years ago, Symbolics was the first company to register the dotcom (.com) name. Afterwards, other companies such as Microsoft, etc followed suit. Then came the dotcom bubble and finally when it


Project ‘Orombo’ – Localized Reddit Clone for Nigeria

If there’s one cool thing that open source platforms have done, it is to encourage collaboration and participation in building new platforms on top of existing ones. Just recently, WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg said that “Open Soure is about people, not technology“. According to Mashable’s Ben Parr: …He (Mullenweg) didn’t build the software from the