Posts Tagged ‘lagos’
Holding President Goodluck Jonathan to his promises!
Monday, June 13th, 2011

The following article is re-published by the kind permission of the author. Why the P in RSVP should be sustained - Holding GEJ to his promises!!! Mr President, It was with shock and utter disbelief that I  received the news that you had 25 per cent in 28 states plus  Federal Capital Territory. According to the 1999 constitution, a winner needs the majority of votes and at least 25 percent of votes in 24  states of the 36 states of the ...  [Read more]

Barcamp Nigeria 2011: Kaduna, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The Barcamp Nigeria team is proud to announce the schedule for 2011 Barcamp events. The event was successfully organized two editions in 2009 and 2010, and having listened to the yearnings of tech professionals for engaging events, we are poised to take it further in 2011 by organizing it in various parts of the country. BarCamp is an ‘unconference’ – ad-hoc gathering of people with the simple desire to share and learn in an open ...  [Read more]

Interview: Meet Yeside of yesidefashionstore.com as she shares her background & outlook for the future
Monday, November 8th, 2010

Yeside is one of the few female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, who sell fashion items exclusively over the Internet. In this interview, she shares a bit about her background, tells us about yesidefashionstore.com and the future of the online store. She also shares a few tips that any discerning young entrepreneur would find useful. Yeside Fashion Stores is a subsidiary of ECHELONS LTD and is registered in Nigeria. Oluniyi: Kindly introduce yourself ...  [Read more]

A New Blog Aggregator for Nigeria
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

A new blog aggregator for blogs related to Nigeria, has been unveiled at http://bloggers.com.ng The Nigerian blogosphere is easily one of the most vibrant on the African continent. Though figures are hard to come by,  a conservative estimate would put the number of Nigerian blogs at about 2,000. Following the thousands of blogs related to Nigerian would be a herculean task. Thus, there is a need to aggregate these voices and have an overview ...  [Read more]

33 miners rescued in Chile. Any lessons for Africa?
Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I got the following message forwarded to me from someone in Nigeria a moment ago. It plays on the just-concluded miraculously rescue of 33 miners who were stuck underground for 69 days. Whilst it is clearly meant to be a hilarious outlook on the depressing situation in Nigeria, unfortunately, much of it is a sad reflection of today's reality. Last night I dreamt that 33 Nigerian Miners were trapped underground and the govt sent a capsule down to ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

A few Nigerian Internet Entrepreneurs would be meeting to create a stronger community and discuss issues of mutual interest, this weekend. In the words of the organizers: This is the first meet-up of Nigerian Internet Entrepreneurs. It is an avenue for Nigerians that are creating startups to come meet themselves and have some beers. We would be talking about our projects and getting feedback from one another. We are sure we can build the ...  [Read more]

A review of DStv Mobile and Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition
Sunday, June 20th, 2010

DStv Mobile is not exactly a new service. It was initially launched in 2007 but with FIFA World Cup around the corner, Multichoice (operators of DStv) found a need to re-launch the DStv Mobile service. The re-launch is a born out of a collaboration between DStv, MTN (Africa's leading telecom operator) and Nokia (world leading mobile phone manufacturer). The technology behind DStv Mobile is simple enough. The Mobile TV service is not streamed ...  [Read more]

BarCamp Nigeria 2010: Event Summary & Photos
Monday, May 31st, 2010

With the second edition of BarCamp held in Nigeria on 22nd May 2010, it appears signed & sealed that the event has come to focus on tech; and not just tech, but dot-coms. Themed “Creating Local Content for Nigerian Web Market”, the event attracted dot-com players and wanna-bes from all over Nigeria. It was held at the Centre for Information Technology and Systems within the Yaba campus of the University of Lagos. The two keynote ...  [Read more]

Are mobile phones pushing cyber cafes out of business?
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

When last did you visit a cyber cafe? Eight years ago, my answer would have been "right now". I would have been writing/reading this on a computer in a cyber cafe. Right now however, I am lying somewhere comfortable in my home, whilst punching the soft keys on my laptop. A few years ago in Accra, one could count more than ten internet cafes between Vodafone (then Ghana Telecom)'s Head Office around Kwame Nkrumah Circle and BusyInternet on Ring ...  [Read more]

NN24 (NetworkNews24), A new 24-hour News Network
Saturday, April 24th, 2010

NN24 is a new 24-hour news network that is currently in a testing-transmission phase and broadcasting on the DSTV satellite platform. From their website nn24.tv: NN24 (NETWORKNEWS24) Limited is a next generation Nigerian media company that aims to bring high quality television news content to Nigerians and the world. NN24 has created an international Network consisting of seasoned professional reporters bringing local news from all ...  [Read more]