New Music Video: Julius Agwu’s Good People Great Nation

Julius Agwu

Julius “the Genius” Agwu is one of the top-rated Nigerian comedians popular within and outside Nigeria. He recently released a music video perhaps in commemoration of Nigeria’s impending 50th independence anniversary. Enjoy the clip below: Armed with the right sense of humour, excellent delivery and a widely respected fashion sense; Julius D’Genius Agwu has positioned […]

High speed wireless internet for businesses in Nigeria

A coverage map, showing the service availability of Gateway Business in Nigeria

Gateway is one of Africa’s best-established and most respected voice and data carriers. More than 583 million people and 1,200 companies across the continent rely on our connectivity. Gateway Business has four offices and 60 representatives in Nigeria. I recently sent a few questions to a representative of Gateway Business Nigeria. The detailed response is […]

Facebook outage: the funny side of it all

Facebook down

It was near my bedtime last night when I decided to punch the magical www.facebook.com into the address bar of my favourite web browser. Loh, I got an error message reading something like “peer connection reset”. “My ISP has gone bonkers again”, I thought to myself. Then, I decided to take a peep at another […]

Effective Blogging: How to blog under your own domain name

Using a domain name as your blog address is a very good move.

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. One of the basic ways of being effective with your blogging activities is to use a real domain name, as your blog address. It not only shows how seriously you take your blog, but helps your audience […]

Competition: Engaging Young Professionals in Strengthening Responsible Business and Governance

I received information about the following information from a frequent reader of this blog. If you are eligible, apply on time. The closing date is very near: The World Bank Institute, Belgian Government and partners are pleased to announce the Ideas for Action Competition. This competition offers young professionals and students a unique opportunity to […]

Paypal in Africa: Kenya users can now receive money

Paypal users in Kenya can now receive funds

The big P of e-commerce, now offers more service to residents of Kenya. Paypal users in Kenya can now receive money via PayPal, and withdraw same to a US bank account if they have one. Though users in Kenya cannot yet withdraw to a local bank account, the ability to receive Paypal funds is a […]

Upcoming BarCamps in Ghana for 2010

Direction to MEST

The following is an official press release from the BarCamp Ghana organizers: BarCampAccra 2010, ad-hoc gathering where attendees meet for discussions, demos and networking, will take place on October 2nd, 2010 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) campus at 20 Aluguntuguntu Street in East Legon, Accra. The theme is be “Creating wealth and […]

Africa's Leading Mobile-Focused Event Announces Additional Sponsors and Partners

Nokia & BlackBerry join Opera Software, InMobi, the World Wide Web Foundation, MobileMonday, the W3C Mobile Web Initiative and Venture Capital for Africa for crucial event. (LONDON) – September 07, 2010 – all amber, the leading company specialising in organising interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high level strategists, today announced additional partners and sponsors […]

Vodacom's The Grid goes global

A snapshot of thegrid.co.za homepage

The Grid, Vodacom’s mobile social network, has gone global.  Following successful launches last year in Nigeria and Tanzania, as of today people worldwide can access this unique service offering mobile chat and content sharing features. Up to now the two million existing members of  The Grid  “in South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania – were only […]