Featured Posts

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Winners

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy in Skhirat, Morocco, researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 ...

Read More

Savannah Fund’s First Bitcoin-Related Investment Is BitFinance of Zimbabwe

The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa. They will receive a seed fund of between $25K and ...

Read More

Accountancy Pprofession Vital to African Economic Confidence

ICAEW, a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession, will address an audience of over 1500 accountancy and finance delegates from across Africa at the 3rd biennial congress. Hosted by the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the ...

Read More

Cybersecurity And Digital Forensics Training In Nigeria

Introduction With the advent of dangerous malicious codes like Flame and Stuxnet, it has become evident that nations or institutions can electronically wage wars against enemies or competitors. As the risks of traditional wars abate, Internet has since evolved as the ...

Read More

Aviation Africa – Just Watch This Space

Organisers of the event, which brings together the aviation industry from the Middle East and the fast developing African market, have secured a sponsorship deal with luxury Swiss watch brand and aviation chronograph specialists, Breitling. One of the last remaining, ...

Read More


The 12 African cities to host regional heats of the 2015 global startups competition, Seedstars World have been announced, with the first African event set for May.   The 2014 competition saw Seedstars World visit 36 countries across the world, eight of which were African countries. However, the organisation said this year, it had the intention of  taking the competition to more African countries.   Based on this, the competition will visit 12 African cities […]


MOBOfree.com , the leading African social marketplace, today announced that it had experienced an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users of MOBOfree.com in Nigeria over the past 12 months, resulting in a 1042% increase in the number of classifieds published on MOBOfree.com in Nigeria which makes more than 500 000 active listings on platform in Nigeria only. Over the same period, the number of registered users of MOBOfree.com in Uganda […]


Lagos co-working space/incubator, Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has announced it has begun accepting ideas for its first 2015 Call for Ideas in Nigeria. CcHub said an innovative idea that solves a real Nigerian problem is up for $25,000 in investment as well as networks and market entry support.   The CcHub Call for Ideas aims to collate creative ideas on how to solve the Nigeria’s real issues in areas of governance, transportation, healthcare, education, food security […]


As many as 30% of cell phone users in Africa report that they participate in mobile banking. A new report from the Pew Research Center shows the transformative power of the cell phone in the world’s fastest-growing market for mobile technology. The organization surveyed mobile users in 7 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding that two-thirds or more respondents said they owned a mobile phone.   In South Africa and Nigeria, two of the continent’s largest economies, it […]


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 January 2015 (Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC). It is predicted that these numbers will double by 2019 (Ericsson mobility report June 2014).   Empirical data is vital in providing a baseline on mobile phone usage for […]


The Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) has urged all bank customers to ensure they were verified to check fraudulent acts in banks. This was contained in statement issued by Mr Ade Shonubi, Managing Director of NIBSS, saying that the Bank Verification Number (BVN) initiative would help to boost retail credit in the banking industry, identify and blacklist fraudulent customers. According to the statement, once banks were able to identify and blacklist fraudulent customers, banks would […]

Copyright © 2015 Tekedia All Rights Reserved.