PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

Paypal Nigeria

PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most […]

A radical change comes to .ng domains

Web4Africa offers affordable domain name registration, reliable web hosting to clients worldwide.

The .ng domain system has come a long way from the days of cumbersome registration via email to today’s fully automated world-class domain name system. Another drastic policy change is around the corner, that could potentially place .ng on an even higher pedestal, gaining attention from just about every corner of the world. As of […]

How to install Multi TV in Lagos Nigeria

MultiTV Ghana

I got the following question from a reader of this blog via email, and choose to answer publicly so as to assist others in need of the same information: Please do you have anybody or office in Lagos that I can get Multi TV dish and decoder, and the Technician that can install it for […]

GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.

A screenshot of GOtv Africa

I noticed multitudes of GOtv Africa banners and balloons in the ancient city of Ibadan Nigeria in the last quarter of 2011. The similarity with the name/logo of DStv was clear. Promotional drives were ongoing at different vantage points in Ibadan. GOtv is a new digital terrestrial TV (DTT) service by Multichoice Africa, operators of […]

Fly540: the budget airline for African destinations?

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Too many people in Africa happen to fall within the low-income bracket. Thus, one would expect budget airlines to be commonplace on this continent, catering for the masses. This is not so. Budget airlines are rather common in high-income countries of Western Europe, North America, India and many Asian countries. The relatively few airlines that […]

Petition: Cybercrime Legislation for Nigeria

Nigeria hasn’t always been in the news for the reasons her stakeholders desire but recent events have even made the bash-Nigeria-at-the-earliest-opportunity situation worse. Unfortunately, the Internet Crime Complaint Centre’s popular 2010 Internet Crime Report had Nigeria retaining its #3 position (after only the US and the UK) again.

Challenges of Shopping Online in Nigeria

E-commerce has not reached its full potential in Nigeria. Photo by BTO Educational.

I got the following message from a reader of this blog: Good day Mr. Ajao. I am a post graduate student at the university of Northampton, United kingdom, studying MA International Marketing Strategy. I am really proud as I see a Nigerian like you writing good articles on current issues on the internet. I have […]

Mobile flirting community “Eskimi” celebrates 2 million customers, announces API for developers

Vilnius, 1st of June 2011, mobile flirting community Eskimi celebrated second million users just 2 months after the first million user mark was reached. “We are focusing on creating a fun and sticky mobile flirting community for people to chat, blog, share photos and experiences, vote. We expanded the product with interest likes function that […]

Infinity TV (Nigeria) goes premium

Infinity TV

Infinity TV, a direct-to-home satellite TV service on Astra 2B has gone premium. Most of the channels they offer which have hitherto been free since early 2010 are now encrypted. This is not much of a surprise since Infinity TV had always set-out to be a premium service. Their TV channels currently include: 9JA TV […]