Featured Posts

7 African Startups That Received Microsoft 4Afrika Funding

Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. The announcement was made at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council meeting in Nairobi ...

Read More

50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

Read More

Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

Read More

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

Read More

Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

Read More


There are six components that provide the building blocks for your applications:   Activities Your application’s presentation layer. Every screen in your application will be an extension of the Activity class. Activities use Views to form graphical user interfaces that display information and respond to user actions. In terms of desktop development, an Activity is equivalent to a Form. Services The invisible workers of your application. Service components run invisibly, updating your data sources and […]


Google has announced the winners of their Android Developer Challenge. Nigerian Afrinolly won the Entertainment/Media/Games category while two Kenyan apps took care of the remaining ones  which are social/communication and productivity. According to information on Google website, each will be awarded $25,000 for winning their categories. Two honorable mentions were also included and they will get $5,000 from Google.  Congratulations to the winners.   Entertainment/Media/Games Afrinolly – Nigeria Team:FansConnectOnline LimitedAfrinolly brings African movies to your […]


We now live in an entirely different world where electronics have become a vital gadget for daily survival. Who could function properly without a mobile phone at hand, or a laptop in tow? Unfortunately, technology also changes rapidly, and for many of us, this means purchasing new gadgets and gizmos on a regular basis.   So what do you do with your old ones, and those that are no longer functioning? We have the tendency […]


The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, which provides coverage to almost 2 million policyholders in Canada and the United States, and Guidewire Software®, a leading provider of core systems software to Property/Casualty (general) insurers, has announced that Wawanesa is in production with Guidewire ClaimCenter®.   Wawanesa is deploying ClaimCenter to manage claims for all its lines of business across its Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions in a phased implementation approach. ClaimCenter is currently in use in four […]

oceanic bank

Nigeria’s Oceanic Bank said on Monday it will transfer 100 percent of its share capital to pan-African lender Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and merge its operations with ETI’s local unit in a bid to recapitalize ahead of a central bank September deadline.   Oceanic said ETI will pay 38.5 billion naira ($24m million) worth of its ordinary shares and 16.5 billion naira in preference shares for total control of the rescued lender. It said the […]


Previous Close: 4,835 Today’s Open:  4,833 One day percentage change:  -0.04% TBIA live plots: Click here For full explanation of TBIA, please click here   Tekedia Broad Industrial Average (TBIA) is a stock market index created by Tekedia Intelligence, a division of Fasmicro. It is an index that shows how twenty large, publicly owned companies, based in Nigerian Stock Exchange, have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market.


We reported Build Event in Kenya yesterday. We just noted that one is coming to Nigeria today. It will be hosted  at Microsoft Nigeria, Mulliner Towers, Ikoyi, starting around 4pm.   This group is for all developers, IT Pros and dev hobbyists in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra leone, Liberia and Gambia, who love the Microsoft development stack. You can reach out here if you have any questions, comments, etc about Microsoft’s development stack and you’re sure […]

Copyright © 2014 Tekedia All Rights Reserved.