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Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba conglomerate and the richest man in Asia was in Kenya and Rwanda but did not visit Nigeria, the ‘giant of Africa’. Maybe it’s about time Nigeria stopped living on past glory and figure out how to move progressively in this tech age.
But then, Google CEO, Sundar Pichai and other executives were in Nigeria to give an update on their latest offerings.
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Red carpet mobile apps. Is it really necessary for you to launch your app amidst fanfare? Grace Akinosun thinks not. She suggests that instead of spending all that money on food and glossy pictures, it’s better to invest in the product.
Let me be a woman who loves tech, not a woman in tech. While the advocacy for women inclusion in tech is strong, maybe we should ask about what they really want. Onyinye Uche advocates that women should be allowed to find their fit naturally.
NYSC’s SAED should not be seen as a waste of time. The world over, entrepreneurship is fast becoming the bedrock of modern civilisation. Ifeanyi Ndiomewese wants the SAED initiative to raise its bar so that it can churn out more and well-rounded entrepreneurs.
#NotTooYoungToRun, victory at last. Following a massive protest and call for the youth inclusion in the government, the Senate finally gave in. Nigerian youth can now become leaders. Yay!
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- DeliveryNG — get timely package deliveries at affordable cost
- Restmeal — order meals from your favourite restaurants in Kano
- Wavetra energy — get electricity and clean energy from solar systems
- Bookbus — book a bus online for your intercity travels
- TestDriller — access SSCE, UTME questions and CBT kit
Whatsapp will soon be profitable. WhatsApp may monetise soon and you may not be happy about it.
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