Technologies and Business

Delete Facebook? No, Here is One Reason to Update Yours Instead

On Friday, Tesla and SpaceX owner Elon Musk set off a bit of a frenzy by announcing he’s deleting the Facebook pages of both companies. He and Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton (who left Facebook last September) are now two known tech personalities to have tapped into the trending #DeleteFacebook campaign following revelations from Cambridge Analytica’s […]

Jobs Politics and Policy

Africa’s Market is 1.2 Billion Strong and Worth $3 Trillion. But Nigerians Can’t Sell In It.

On Wednesday, forty-four African countries signed unto the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a trade agreement that gives the members access to a market of about 1.2 billion people from Cape Town to Cairo and a $3 trillion GDP value through the free movement of goods and persons across borders. However, while having been […]

Movies Technologies and Business

Why We Need Movies About Tech In Nigeria – Lessons From Halt And Catch Fire

On the Whatsapp group of a postgraduate class in a first generation Nigerian University, there was a Wednesday morning conversation about the submission date for a policy paper. The admin, the class leader, posts on the group that “Prof Dike’s assignment will be submitted today”. A student, Bunmi, posts a question about the submission date […]

Politics and Policy Technologies and Business

Emeka Ujam’s Digital Rights Bill: Why Youth and Expertise Matter

When president Muhammadu Buhari signs the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into law, Nigeria will have its first piece of legislation designed to protect the expression of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of expression and association online. That is, in one sentence, the essence of the well detailed and well defined articles and subsections […]

Education Technologies and Business

50,000 Businesses: Don’t Get Carried Away With Facebook’s New Plans

Facebook has more users in Nigeria than anywhere else on the African continent. Being the multi-billion dollar business it is, it is normal to expect it to pay serious attention to the country. It is from this business incentive perspective that the company’s newly unveiled initiative for Nigeria must first be viewed. While reports […]

Education Technologies and Business

Analyzing The 2017 Budgets of Nigeria’s Top Federal Universities

For 21 of the 22 Universities (excluding University of Abuja) whose budget allocations were recently published by educational civic tech, eduplana Nigeria, the total increase in their allocations amounted to 1.37 billion, at an average of +0.065 billion naira, i.e. N65 million per University. The University of Abuja was an outlier, having, by far, the […]

Ideas & Innovation Technologies and Business

What can a toothbrush teach us about building better products and businesses? – Gregory Onyeahialam

Perhaps this image resonates with you. But let’s look at it in detail. What is the “ideal” user journey of using a toothbrush? You wake up in the morning, perform your morning routine (if you have one). You pick up your toothbrush then your toothpaste tube (or whichever comes first). You put the toothpaste on […]

Technologies and Business

Report: Nigeria Ranked Third on Internet Affordability in Africa

Nigeria has been ranked third in Africa for internet affordability, according to the Affordability Drivers Index of the Alliance for Affordable Internet. The Affordability Drivers Index is the key aspect of the Affordability Report of the A4AI, which “examines the policy and regulatory frameworks that have allowed some countries to make broadband internet access more […]