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IroFit: A Seamless Mobile Payment Platform

IroFit Is an integrated mobile payment platform that aims to serve local merchants and business by helping them process their payments. IroFit provides a seamlessly integrated mobile platform for small businesses to accept card payments and organize growing operations: all with a mobile appand an EMV-certified card reader. It also provides support for small business


Meet BrianTab iw10, The First Nigerian Made Windows Tablet

For some years now, several Android tablets claiming to be locally made have been released into the African market, but most of them have hardly been tailored to the local market. By tailored, we mean the device having relevance to the needs in terms of apps and content as well as providing multiple use cases


JUMIA Receives $150 Million In New Round Of Funding

JUMIA has received a new round of funding amounting to €120 million (about $150 million USD) from its existing shareholders — MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet — through the Africa Internet Group (AIG) to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. With this latest cash injection, it brings the company’s

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GEW: StartUp Weekend Comes To Lagos

For the second time since its existence, Startup Weekend is coming to Lagos from the 21st to 23rd of November 2014 as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with support from Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), LeadPath Nigeria, GIBE, iDEA Nigeria, WhoGoHost, Ingressive. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour Entrepreneurial boot camp initiative where developers,


The Winners of the AfricaCom Awards 2014 Announced

The winners of the premier accolade for anyone operating in the African digital space, the AfricaCom Awards 2014, were announced yesterday at an awards ceremony that played host to important personalities across the African digital space. The 2014 awards were fiercely contested this year with a record number of entries competing for the win in


Inside the GigaLayer Acquisition of with Ahmad Mukoshy

Nigerian domain and web hosting company, GigaLayer announced recently that they have acquired LagosHost, one of the first hosting companies in Nigeria. The buyer, GigaLayer, formerly known as Aimtech NG (rebranded in 2013), was established in 2007 with the aim of reshaping the hosting industry in Nigeria and has been focused on doing so since

jovago Partners With Nigerian Bus Transport Companies

Online hotel booking platform, Jovago has commenced forging partnerships with nationwide bus transport companies in Nigeria to make hotel bookings accessible to travelling Nigerians. So far, the company has partnered up with over 20 bus transport agencies including Ekene Dili Chukwu, Izuchukwu Transport Nigeria Limited. In the same vein, Jovago has kicked off a white


Supergeeks Launches Electronics Recycling Platform

All of us have at one time longed for an environment where technical support, repairs and maintenance of our electronics were simple; stress free, and most importantly, done with expertise and attention to detail, but it just wasn’t existing at the time. Computer Village just doesn’t cut it anymore! Enter SuperGeeks. SuperGeeks is an after

Social Media Awards 2014 To Honor Platforms

Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative established to recognize and celebrate excellence, creativity and impact of social media and the maiden edition is set to hold this year. The SMAA features 4 categories and 15 awards targeted at personalities, platforms, institutions and indigenous initiatives that have demonstrated far-reaching impact on human socio-economic development in digital