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Sri Lanka bans Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram

The Sri Lankan government has banned the use of social media networks, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, in order to quell violence throughout the country. A 10-day nationwide state of emergency was declared in Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid increased violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities. Sri Lanka’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, which had reportedly been […]

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Success story: Woman who hawked pure water in Lagos buys a house in Canada

Call it motivation Wednesday, then you won’t be wrong Facebook user Princess Tholu E Fholarin, narrates how she bought a house in Canada even after the death of her father in 1997. She also narrates how she sold pure water in the streets of Lagos.. and how she managed to school and work part time […]

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Whatsapp Extends ‘delete For Everyone’ Duration To Over 1 Hour – Techchairman

Last year November 2017, WhatsApp introduced a new features that allowed users to delete a sent message within seven minutes after it has being sent. While the feature was a welcome development, many complete that the time duration was too short. In response to this, the new WhatsApp beta version 2.18.69 is extending the time […]

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Zenith Bank, Facebook, Mastercard To Pioneer QR Payments On Messenger

Foremost Nigerian Financial Institution, Zenith Bank Plc has confirmed that it is in a strategic partnership with Facebook and Twitter to launch a Masterpass QR bot for Facebook messenger, that will enable Nigerian businesses set up digital accounts and accept QR payments. QR Payments (Quick Response Payments) will allow individuals and small business make and […]

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Having trouble with fake power banks? Here is the better choice

A Nairalander gives us a tip for getting a better power bank that may serve us for a very long time… Mine is this Lumsing Powerbank 10,000 Mah! Got this from a nairalander here back in 2014. Till date, this power bank has been a very faithful servant serving me with more than 8 phones… IPhones and […]

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How to easily create electricity for your home (Video)

Watch the video here The main problem in Nigeria is lack of electricity. Do you know what will happen if almost every home in Nigeria has someone who can help produce electricity? Then we won’t need DISCOS!

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Bumper package for Traders as Enugu re-launches Empowerment Scheme

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration has announced the second phase of the Enugu State Traders Empowerment Scheme with an annual bumper package of N120 million instead of the previous N60 million, to assist the traders in the state grow their various businesses, representing twice the earlier amount. Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive […]

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Mara, Google to launch smartphones for Africans

In partnership with Google, Mara Corporation Limited (MC) is set to release the Mara X for the African market in the second quarter of 2018. The Mara X will be a one-of-a-kind high-quality, smartphone. The Mara X will be launched as part of Google’s Android One portfolio, getting a software experience designed by Google to […]

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How to create a diverse workforce for future generations

With Hollywood’s Time’s Up campaign and issues around gender pay parity topping the news agenda, creating a diverse workforce that encompasses gender, race, LGBT and cross-cultural equality is more relevant for employers than ever before. Workplace diversity is important, not just from a parity point of view but also because, as the Harvard research shows, […]

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Banking: 6 things your child should know

*You don’t lose your money when you deposit it: Very young kids tend to think very concretely, developing their ability to reason and think abstractly over time. At first, it can be difficult for them to understand that they keep ownership of the money they put in the bank. You’ll need to explain to your […]

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Kenya Airways begins flights to Mauritius

Kenya Airways is now flying directly to Mauritius as part of its broad strategy to expand its footprint across Africa. The newly launched service will operate four times a week – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Monday and Thursday flights will depart Nairobi at 11:45am while on Wednesday and Saturday flights will depart Nairobi […]

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Unveiling talent management solutions to local market in Zimbabwe

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Advisory K, a Zimbabwe based Consulting firm, to bring leading talent management, consulting, data driven solutions and insights to the local market. Clients will have access […]

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First National Bank Mozambique and National Aviation Services open lounge at Maputo International Airport

First National Bank Mozambique and National Aviation Services, an aviation services provider in the emerging markets, recently inaugurated an exclusive, contemporary lounge at the International terminal of the Maputo International Airport. The FNB Lounge by Pearl Assist offers a modern, luxurious space providing guest with a comfortable environment to relax and unwind, have a meal […]

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Nigeria: Best banks for business savings

Zenith Bank GTBank Union Bank (Ask for Union Korrect) Diamond Bank (HIDA Account) Fidelity Bank Try these and you cannot go wrong.

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Salient MTN Data plans Nigeria 2018

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Embrace locally made goods, Nigerian entrepreneur tells Nigerians

A Nigerian entrepreneur, Oluwatimilehin Togun,  has advised Nigerians to patronise locally made products. Togun, the Chief Executive of  “412signatures”, maker of bags, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Tuesday. She said that there was the need to support and showcase Nigerian products globally. Source

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Study: Grid electricity and off-grid solutions not meeting Africans energy demands

A new study released by the Center for Global Development found that either grid electricity or off-grid solutions alone are currently inadequate to meet many African consumers’ modern energy demands. The survey of consumers in twelve African countries found that on-grid customers still rely heavily on off-grid solutions like generators for their daily lives, and […]

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Uganda: European Investment Bank to invest $85 million on infrastructure

During a high-level visit to Kigali later this week the European Investment Bank is expected to confirm EUR 69 million, $85 milllion, of new infrastructure and private sector investment in Rwanda. This will include announcement of the EIB’s first public sector investment in the country to support construction of the first public sewage system in […]

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How to become top freelancer in 2018

The idea of making money online is spreading like wildfire as many people are indicating interest to begin freelance. There are several freelance websites from which interested people can start selling such as Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour etc. All of these websites have witnessed increased registration in the last few years due to the realization […]

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Nigerians bought a liter of Petrol for N190.9 in January 2018

On the average, Nigerians bought a liter of Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) for N190.9 in January, indicating that they paid N19 extra for the product as against what it sold the previous month. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said that the average price paid by consumers for fuel increased by 28.4% year-on-year and 11.1% […]

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Nigeria: Discussions over fuel price commence

An economic body that advises Nigeria’s government is in discussion with the state oil company to determine whether gasoline is appropriately priced in the country, a state governor said on Thursday. The price of gasoline is a highly charged subject in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil exporter. President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 raised the top gasoline […]

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How to start plantain chips production in Nigeria

Plantain Chips are crunchy Nigerian snacks made with either ripe or unripe plantains. Plantain Chips which is made with unripe plantains are bright yellow while those made with ripe plantains are deep yellow in colour. It is also known as sweet banana chips it is great and healthy for all ages. You can take for […]

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This Taxify driver gives 8 rules to ladies boarding his cab

Which of these do you think is obnoxious? Which really makes sense?

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Nigeria: Lumos supports SMEs with energy solutions

Lumos, the mobile electricity solution is a unique innovation that combines the efficiency of the mobile revolution with reliable solar energy to provide modern electricity to Nigerians through an affordable pay-per-use functionality and simple installation. See how it supports SMEs with energy solutions

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This 9Mobile ad will anger Glo

As Nigerians, there are two things we need to know about 9Mobile and Glo. 9Mobile can’t say whether it will still be in business at the end of 2018. Glo spends more money advertising a poor network to Nigerians. So I can ask: Who is dissing who?

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How to benefit from ALAT loan: Quickest way to loans

Ah, the good times are here. It is also coming from WEMA Bank Nigeria with their digital banking software ALAT. They say it’s the quickest way to get loan now in Nigeria… Nigeria’s first fully digital bank, ALAT by Wema has announced the addition of new features to the latest version of its mobile app. […]

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This man says Twitter is now a winner

Twitter is the name people often call after Facebook. However, in recent times, Snapchat and Instagram have made inroads into the hearts of millions… After 12 years of existence, Twitter finally posted its first ever profit. Even though it lost users in the United States and overall growth has not been so great, a $732 […]

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Egypt: Local Taxi drivers sue Uber, Careem

It seems that everywhere Uber goes, the company finds new challenges. Now there are more wars for Uber to fight in Egypt… Cab wars. Egypt’s local taxi drivers have filed a lawsuit against Uber and Careem — two of the biggest e-hailing platforms in the country — for unfair competition. Their demand is that government should suspend both services. […]

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Actis begins work on Cameroon’s first destination mall

Actis, a leading growth markets investor has started construction on “Douala Grand Mall & Business Park”, Cameroon’s first destination retail & leisure mall. Developed by Actis and local partner Craft Development, Douala Grand Mall will comprise of 18,000 square metres of retail and leisure space, close to Bonapriso in Cameroon’s largest city. The mall will […]

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1st African cryptobank set to launch in Nigeria

A brand new cryptocurrency coin is launching with the mainstream African user in mind. KureCoinHub, a self-service banking platform built into a decentralised system based on smart-contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. It has been described as the largest cryptocurrency project in Africa. KureCoin was created as an investment solution to help Africans rise above the […]

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