September 29, 2020
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  • Why small businesses need Digital tools

    For businesses trying to stay afloat, digital tools are instrumental. While the onset of COVID-19 was full of unknowns, the CEO of Morgan Miller Plumbing in Grandview, Missouri, Stella Crewse says it gave her an opportunity to make her business stronger. “This experience has given us the confidence that we…

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  • Nigerian government sets up a special committee to support struggling startups

    The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) seeks to offer an exemption to startups that provide essential services during the lockdown in Nigeria. On 5 April, the agency created an online form to identify companies that provide such services. Do you operate a tech company but with restricted movement due…

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  • MEST Africa Challenge now Open

    The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is set to hold the third edition of its MEST Africa Challenge.  The challenge is the African tech startup pitch competition for early-stage companies based in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Cote d’ Ivoire. It is expected to bring together African tech Startups…

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  • Facebook Unveils New Accelerator Program in Nigeria.

    Nigeria and two other African nations, South, Africa and Kenya, are to benefit from Facebook’s newly-launched Accelerator Programme to provide community leaders with the opportunity to drive empowerment and mentorship in their communities. Kiran Yoliswa, Strategic Partner Manager, Communities Sub-Sahara at Facebook, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.…

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  • Nigeria Establishes $268 Million Fund for Entrepreneurs and Tech Innovators

    Nigeria has agreed to disburse $268 million in funding to help agricultural entrepreneurs and young technology innovators, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. One tranche of the funding, worth 90 billion naira ($248 million), will be dispensed by the central bank as “soft loans” for people building small-scale agricultural businesses,…

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  • Google, Flutterwave to unveil Digital Business Compass in Nigeria

    Google Nigeria, in partnership with a fintech company, Flutterwave has unveiled “the Digital Business Compass” which is a series of business clinics aimed at helping 5,000 startups across Nigeria acquire the skills and tools needed. Tolulope Akinyele, Google Partners Lead, West Africa, made this known in Lagos on Thursday. The…

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  • MEST Africa seeks to train female entrepreneurs for 3-months

    MEST Africa, a Pan-African Incubator and seed funder is seeking to train female entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya for three months. The Incubator wants to train female entrepreneurs facing similar challenges and looking for an opportunity to grow and scale your business. Tagged “Tech By Her Accelerator,” this program…

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  • App that Aid Response to Emergencies by Security Agencies Unveiled

    Juggernaut has launched a new phone application, ‘Prime Alert’ to aid prompt response by security agencies to emergency situations. PRIME ALERT The Emergency SOS Alert App helps to protect and save lives. it allows You to monitor and be notified on the safety and well being of multiple dependants (e.g.…

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  • NASS AI: Revolutionizing access to Nigeria’s legislative bills

    In Nigeria, it is a herculean task to get access to legislative bills. It is typically the duty of the National Assembly of Nigeria to provide Nigerians with proposed bills, order papers and other related documents This duty, especially in recent years, is not taken seriously and has been left to third-party websites to handle. The situation is changing gradually. The principles of open government data state…

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  • Shuttlers Emerge One of the Winners of Uk-Nigeria Tech Hub Pitch Competition

    Shuttlers Ridesharing Startup is one of the 5 winners that emerged at the UK-Nigeria tech hub pitch competition that was held in Lagos The 5 female entrepreneurs were announced during the Africa-UK Female Tech Founders 2020 event held at the British Deputy High Commissioner’s Residence at Ikoyi, Lagos. The five…

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