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Trends In Usage of Phone In Nigeria - Infographics

Nigeria has the largest mobile phone user base in Africa. It boasts 142 million active lines and over 167 million phones in the country. Active mobile internet subscription has grown from 63 million in 2014 to over 81 million in ...

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EverJobs, Rocket Internet Job Portal, Will Present Challenge to Jobberman

EverJobs, Rocket Internet’s latest venture, has launched in Cameroon. The job listing site is claiming over 130 jobs in its first week of its launch, which starts its expansion move across Africa and Asia.   The firm announced this move in March and ...

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What African Start-Ups Need to Do to Hire and Keep Great Talent - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In Africa’s technology start-up scene, one of the most difficult challenges is attracting and retaining talent. The tools used by Silicon Valley, London, and Paris to hire top talent — namely stock options — seldom work in Africa. With limited ...

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

What do an environmentally-friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common?  They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now ...

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JPL Financial Group - Raising Capital For Africa's Public Sector

JPL Financial Group's core service is to syndicate capital from Chinese investors (private and public) to government projects and private-sector businesses in emerging markets with particular focus on Africa. We provide top-rate investment advisory services to our Chinese clients who invest ...

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research

In a development that could slow the downward spiral of prices and profit margins in the solar industry, the market share of high-efficiency crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic (PV) cells is expected to more than double by 2015, according to the latest IHS iSuppli PV Perspectives Market Brief from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).   High-efficiency units in 2015 are expected to account for 31 percent of global c-Si solar cell shipments, up from […]

igbo

We just got a heads-up that a new website is built that can translate Igbo to English and vice versa. The site name is Mkpuruokwu Igbo which means alphabets of Igbo or loosely basic components of Igbo language. In a post on the website,  they are building it based on Michael J.C. Echuruo’s excellent Igbo-English Dictionary.   This is a result when you put “a” Results Search term: a aka. aba ezi n [LH HH] […]

awards

Over 50 lucky subscribers who registered their SIMs and won prizes in the Glo SIM registration promo have been presented with their cheques and other prizes during a special presentation ceremony held recently at Globacom’s corporate headquarters in Lagos.   During the event, 17 winners were presented with cheques for N1 million each, 12 winners collected tickets for once-in-a-lifetime all expenses paid trips to Dubai while 21 lucky subscribers picked up free tickets to watch […]

internet

The following are some suggestions on how to build a professional online persona:   Presence: Open at least one social media or blog account.   Specialize: Define an area of interest and build around it. A five-minute online search should reveal what you represent. You need to differentiate yourself and showcase your core skills and unique capabilities to potential hiring managers.   Accuracy: Always remember that once that post goes online, you may not control […]

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Please click here to read this article. It was written by Brian Laung Aoaeh  but posted under  our editors. We regret the mistake.    

ZTE V9

ZTE V9, presented in the 2010 Mobile World Congress, is a 7 inch (18 cm) tablet computer. It is now available in Nigeria via Etisalat. The cost is N45,000. The V9 Tablet is sold with 100MB monthly bundle for 3 months. This is not necessarily a high-end tablet – it is mainly for beginners. PC World got is summarized better.   The ZTE V9 tablet was a bit of a letdown after seeing some of […]

education

The government of Rwanda will create a new graduate engineering program in conjunction with a major U.S. university, a step toward building itself into an African technology hub 17 years after a genocidal conflict claimed nearly a million lives.   Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Jared L. Cohon, president of Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University, signed an agreement last month in Pittsburgh to establish and operate the program from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, where a new campus […]

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