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Nigerian UTRUCKIT.NG Bags UN Summit Award

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Nigeria based startup UTRUCKIT.NG, with expertise in the provision of logistic solution has received the United Nations World Summit Award ​in​ ​the​ ​​SMART​ ​SETTLEMENTS​ ​&​ ​URBANIZATION​ ​category for 2017​ ​​at​ ​the World​ ​Summit​ Awards Winners’ ​Global​ ​Congress, held ​in​ ​Vienna​, Austrialia March 20-22 2018.       Programos​ ​Foundation,​ Nigeria’s​ ​coordinating​ ​civil​ ​society​ ​organization​ ​for​ ​the​ ...

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THE AFRICA CHANNEL to PRESENT INAUGURAL ZANZIBAR TV SERIES FESTIVAL 2018

  IT NEWS NIGERIA:   The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) and DISCOP Zanzibar announce yesterday that The Africa Channel, the largest broadcaster of Africa-themed content in North America, as the official sponsor of the inaugural TV Series Festival 2018.       ZIFF Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo said: “As the lines between TV, film and digital content blur, it ...

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Facebook Lunches #SheMeansBusiness In Nigeria, To Train 4000 Women 2018

*Facebook lunches #SheMeansBusiness in partnership with She Leads Africa: An initiative aimed at training and empowering thousands of female entrepreneurs Across Nigeria   IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Facebook today announced in Lagos the launch of #SheMeansBusiness, an initiative designed to inspire and train 4000 female entrepreneurs in 2018 across the country to build, grow and start their own businesses.   ...

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Enyo Retail Sponsors App Development To Improve Fueling Efficiency

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   ENYO Retail and Supply, a customer-focused, technology driven fuels retailing company, in collaboration with cchub has unveiled a hackathon initiative. The exercise was aimed at developing local applications and solutions capable of disrupting the parts of the traditional value chain in the downstream oil sector in Nigeria.   The 3-day social media week event centered around ...

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Lagos Revenue Service Introduces e-Payment For Remittance Of Consumption Tax For Hospitality Industry

*LIRS unveiled an automated invoicing system called Electronic Revenue Assurance system (ERA) at a meeting with business  owners in the hospitality and Tourism sector  in Lagos for efficient and effective revenue collection and remittance to the state   Isaiah Onwuanumba:   In its effort to leverage on e-payment and multi-modal payment portals, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has ...

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Facebook, Google, Apple, Others Potential 2018 Payment Disruptors

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft are gaining recognition as the next potential payments disruptors… CONTRIBUTED: As headlines like “Amazon Is Secretly Becoming a Bank” and “Google Wants to Be a Bank Now” increasingly crop up in the news, tech giants are coming into the spotlight as the next potential payments disruptors. And with these firms’ broad reach and hefty ...

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Nigeria: NITDA, Microsoft Partner To Deepen ICT Innovation And Adoption

*NITDA and Microsoft said they have joined forces to deepen ICT Innovation and  adoption in the country   IT NEWS NIGERIA: National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Microsoft Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen ICT Innovation and adoption in the country.   According to a statement signed by the duo; Director General NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim ...

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ChopUp, Paga To Launch Africa’s First Mobile e-sports Platform

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Leading Nigerian mobile gaming company, ChopUp has partnered with Paga, Nigeria’s preferred digital financial services company, to launch Africa’s first mobile eSports platform. This service, which kicks off on the 4th of December 2017, will afford gamers the opportunity to compete for bragging rights and win cash prizes daily. The first game is “Monkey Post” Street Soccer – building on ...

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Facebook To Train 50,000 To Drive Innovation, Skills Development In Nigeria

*Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative to Drive Innovation, Skills Development and Economic Impact   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook announced today that it will train not less than 50,000 youths across Nigeria beginning 2018 in a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent.   Speaking in Lagos, Head of Public Policy, Africa at ...

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Google Unwraps Launchpad Accelerator For Africa

Google has announced a major new development, which will provide a major boost to African entrepreneurs IT NEWS NIGERIA: In line with the commitment Google CEO Sundar Pichai made to support African entrepreneurs earlier this year, we’re excited to announce Google Developers Launchpad Africa, our new hands-on comprehensive mentorship program tailored exclusively to startups based in Africa.   Building on ...

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