Samuel Olomu

Nigeria plans to improve telecom services quality

The Nigerian regulator wants to improve the quality of telecom services by 50% by the end of the year.
Samuel Olomu

Lagos unveils CSOC to combat internal threats

The Lagos commissioner for science, innovation, and technology, revealed the details at the ministerial press briefing on Monday.

Bolt, Advancly partner to provide loans to Nigerian drivers

The partnership intends to meet drivers' financial needs by allowing them to get upfront earnings, which the companies say increase their productivity.

Nigeria’s NITDA partners Cisco to boost to AI, agritech

The agreement covers multiple areas of digitisation, including cybersecurity, AI and smart agriculture.
May 16, 2024

PalmPay backs Lagos Food Initiative

The Ounje Eko food discount initiative is designed to counter surging inflation in Nigeria and uses PalmPay’s QRcode-based payment systems.
May 15, 2024

Nigeria to establish start-up hub in San Francisco

With the aim to improve relations between Nigerian start-ups and US-based venture capitalists, the Nigeria Start-up House will also receive support and funding from Nigerian tech firms.
May 15, 2024

Nigeria to deploy new 90,000km terrestrial fibre optic backbone

The new fibre backbone will increase Internet penetration in Nigeria to over 70% and reduce the cost of Internet access by over 60%, according to the country’s comms minister.

Nigeria plans new measures to regulate crypto platforms

The government has since declared measures to crack down on cryptocurrency activity by delisting the naira from all peer-to-peer platforms.

Kaduna, Google partner to launch AI learning series in Hausa language

The series explains artificial intelligence concepts in Hausa, making certain complicated technological concepts more accessible and culturally relevant to the region.

SoftTalk’s new privacy feature hides users’ profiles on chats

SoftTalk has enabled users to turn off and on their profiles from the SoftTalk directory if they prefer to remain anonymous in the course of a public search.
Apr 23, 2024

Nigeria launches first multilingual large language model

The platform will be trained in five low-source languages and high-end English for the development of artificial intelligence solutions.

TikTok removes 1.7 million Nigerians for platform breaches

TikTok says the removed videos violated several regulations, including those governing integrity and authenticity, privacy and security, and safety, among others.
Apr 3, 2024

Alternative Bank, TK Tech Africa launch Nigerian Sukuk initiative

The $500 million project is expected to transform the overall landscape of financial technology and non-interest banking market in Nigeria.