The National eID Cards and the Role of MasterCard

President Goodluck Jonathan had on August 28, 2014, heralded the official launch of the eID card pilot scheme. As part of the pilot phase, the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has started to issue identity cards with MasterCards’s electronic functionality to 13 million Nigerians. This initiative is the largest rollout of a biometric-based verification card […]


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Facebook mobilises the World to Fight Ebola

  Facebook has joined several organisations that have been fighting Ebola.After Mark Zuckerberg donated $25 Million to help fight ebola See his latest effort in mobilizing the world to support this cause,in his words: I want to make sure Facebook does its part to help fight Ebola. So today, we’re announcing three things: – We’re […]


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RepairAm-An Online Service that makes it easy to have your devices repaired at your convenience

  The increase in the mobile penetration in Nigeria and the rest of Africa has brought with it several challenges and opportunities for smart minds.One of such is repairing of mobile devices and gadgets in Nigeria.There is huge opportunity in having a good and well organized repair shops where customers can easily and conveniently have […]


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Red Hat Launches OpenShift Startup Program

    A New program aimed at helping companies grow their businesses with Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service The world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the OpenShift Startup Program. This free program uses OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s public cloud application and development platform, to help start-ups build and grow their businesses. […]


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Girls in Tech kicks off in Nigeria

  Girls in Tech-a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship keeps off in Nigeria today with its official launch. The organisation is focused on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space. Created in February 2007, Girls in Tech was founded […]


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MoboFree has 2.2 Million Users in Nigeria,plans a Lagos office

Several technology focused businesses are leveraging the increased penetration of mobiles in Nigeria and the positive economic outlook of Nigeria to launch their businesses.We learnt that MoboFree is planning to set up an office in Lagos. MoboFree, a social marketplace in Nigeria and Africa is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria as […]


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Open Call for Fellowship Applications at Berkman Center for Internet and Society,Harvard University

          The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has opened its annual call for fellowship applications. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend the 2015-2016 academic year in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of Berkman’s community of pioneers, and who seek to deeply engage in […]


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Workshop on Scientific Applications for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  The Telecommunications/ICT4D Laboratory (T/ICT4D) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) is organizing a Workshop on Scientific Applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) to be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 16 to 27 March 2015. This Workshop is co-sponsored by the International Telecommunications Union, Telecommunication Development […]


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