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StartCrunch Is The Main Crowdfunding Platform To Raise Money In Nigeria

StartCrunch is getting a lot of traffic and we ask people across Nigeria and Africa that now is the time to start creating projects to take advantage of the traffic. People are looking for projects to fund. Take action, fund ...

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Detailed Breakdown Of 2014 Nigerian Budget With Graphs

This is the 2014 Federal Government budget since  approved by the National Assembly and signed by President Goodluck Jonathan. Out of a total budget of N4.962 trillion, the allocation to the defence sector took about 20 per cent, totalling N968.127 ...

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The Most Lucrative Tech Sector Emerging In Africa For Investors

There are many promising technology sectors in Africa right now. The market is still very young but it has a lot of growth ahead of it. From our travels around the continent, we have noted that some sectors are ripe ...

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The Most Important And Most Profitable Startup In Nigeria For Investors To Put Money

The startup ecosystem in Nigeria is very noisy. Some have become lords purely because of the amount of money they raised.  They have neither built nor exited any company. They just raised capital and they party, publicly. From Forbes to ...

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[In Stock] Order Altera Cyclone II Starter Kit For Your FPGA Projects In Nigeria

The purpose of the Altera DE1 Development and Education board is to provide the ideal vehicle for advanced design prototyping in the multimedia, storage, and networking.   It uses the state-of-the-art technology in both hardware and CAD tools to expose designers to ...

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Fasmicro Apps Invent 2011 Date: Sept 12-16 2011 Fasmicro will organize the biggest Android Apps Development workshop in Nigerian history where everyone that registers gets a free tablet. We have tagged it Apps Invent 2011. Register for N49,900 (one week course) and get a new Ovim tablet.   Fasmicro Apps Invent 2011 – a training programme for those who intend to venture into mobile apps development but do not have the time, tools or resources that […]

girls on action

We like this piece from iHub Kenya website where a group of girls in secondary school are working to make their communities better.   Imagine if there existed a social network that links up high school students and pre-University students to do community service on a very large scale! Imagine if multitudes of young people were organized to clean markets and streets, plant trees, reach out to children’s homes, elderly homes and hospitals, and most […]

carlyle group

Fortune Magazine notes that the The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm with around $153 billion in assets under management, today filed to go public. The offering is for only $100 million. It went on to state that Carlyle did not identify on which exchange it plans to trade or its prospective ticker symbol. JPMorgan Chase & Co.,  Citigroup Inc.  and Credit Suisse Group AG landed lead roles managing the initial share sale for Carlyle […]


Editor’s Note: Oyibo calls trains/subways cars, sometimes.   Just as the new Toronto Rocket trains start rolling in the subway tunnels, the TTC’s old cars are about to start moving right out of the city.   A company called Eko Rail has a deal to buy 255 H5 and H6 cars from the TTC to furnish a 27-kilometre surface rail line in Lagos, Nigeria.   The TTC cars are being gradually retired as the new […]


The global giant and independent mobile ad network, InMobi, released its 2Q2011  Mobile Insights Report for Africa few days ago providing insights on mobile advertising trends on the continent. The company served 2.6 billion impressions in South Africa. Yet Nigeria and Ethiopia showed the fastest mobile ad growth in Africa during the quarter. However, South Africa maintains the top position as the largest African mobile market and represents one of every four mobile ads across […]


In an email newsletter, Google noted that the following African countries have gotten new country domains for the Google Maps: Somalia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Lesotho, Mali and Niger (highlighted in the map above, for the African portion of the world)   Back in 2005 we started with one domain, .com, and have since expanded to add regions from across the world. Today we are happy to announce that we are adding more than 40 new […]


 The African Social Venture Prize will reward three projects or enterprises addressing needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’ market in Africa through technology. The digital projects range from e-health and mobile banking to digital and mobile applications for education or agriculture. They therefore represent huge opportunities for social development.   An initiative part of a larger Innovation strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility policy   Orange has commercial operations in 17 countries in Africa. This project […]

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