Atiku vs Ezekwesili: Tertiary Education Plans of Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates

Academic activities in Nigerian public universities have been on hold since November 4th due to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Strike. ASUU strike has become a major part of Nigeria’s university calendar for more than a decade. The union which has shut down universities almost annually and sent students home for periods ranging… Read More Atiku vs Ezekwesili: Tertiary Education Plans of Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates

How Niger Delta Youths Use Indigenous Gin-Distilling Technology to Refine Crude Oil

When marginalized communities are faced with problems, they adapt to find solutions of their own. Niger Delta communities in Nigeria have been economically marginalized for decades leading to poverty and massive unemployment, as a result, many young people in these communities are solving their employment problem with materials and knowledge available to them. These young… Read More How Niger Delta Youths Use Indigenous Gin-Distilling Technology to Refine Crude Oil

Forget PayPal, Payoneer Lets You Receive International Payments In Nigeria

Though Paypal is the most common online payment platform in the world, users in Nigeria cannot receive money on the platform. This makes Paypal useless to online merchants and freelancers in Nigeria who need to receive payments or funds from Europe or the USA,, or withdraw payments from their online account through local banks in… Read More Forget PayPal, Payoneer Lets You Receive International Payments In Nigeria

South Africa Ranked Top Innovation Nation in Africa, Nigeria at Bottom of World Ranking

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, Nigerian Tech Startup Reports Profit 8-months After Launch

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

Why Only Fintech by Mobile Network Operators Can Disrupt Nigeria’s Financial Sector

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