Despite all the hype and news of innovation coming out of Africa in recent times, the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) released on 10 July shows that of 126 nations ranked by innovations, eight African countries are among the last ten and only seven countries from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the top 100. The GII… Read More South Africa Ranked Top Innovation Nation in Africa, Nigeria at Bottom of World Ranking
Publiseer, a Nigerian digital publishing startup for independent Nigerian authors and artists, on May 24th reported a profit for its first quarter in 2018. The tech startup launched in August 2017 for unsigned and independent writers and musicians with low-income posted a first-quarter profit of $10,877.58, comfortably ahead of its expectations, taking just 8 months… Read More Publiseer, Nigerian Tech Startup Reports Profit 8-months After Launch
The increasing usage of mobile phones and the growing middle class has not only created huge opportunities in the financial sector in Africa, it has led to the development of financial technology (fintech) and the emergence of fintech provider. The term “fintech” refers to this new financial industry that relies on innovative technologies and business models… Read More Why Only Fintech by Mobile Network Operators Can Disrupt Nigeria’s Financial Sector
In recent times, Nigerian governments at both states and federal levels have invested in agriculture and encouraged people to go into farming. There has been more focus on crop cultivation and animal farming, and results have started coming in. According to a news report on a study by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison… Read More How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria
There are 93.6 million Internet users (June, 2017) in Nigeria – a penetration rate of 48.8%. Of this population, those who use the Internet regularly and effectively to engage in society, politics, and government can be referred to Nigerian digital citizens. In Nigeria social media space, some are known as Twitter activists, controversial bloggers, Twitter… Read More Nigerian Digital Citizen: How to Improve Your Digital Footprint
According to a Thisday report, the Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the lack of adequate electricity in Nigeria can’t be responsible for the country’s slow-paced industrialization, or drop in levels of her economic growth. He said existing statistics in the power sector shows that Generation companies (Gencos) have been able… Read More Is Poor Electricity Supply Responsible for Nigeria’s Slow-Paced Industrialization?