All that you have to think about Nigeria’s Social Media Bill and what can be done

Over the past few weeks, the Internet has been abuzz with stories and reactions to the proposed bill by the Nigerian Senate to place restrictions on social media and Nigeria’s Internet space. The bill has been met with widespread criticism…

The Kenyan government may before long lift the prohibition on drones

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has revealed plans to lift its drone ban in the coming weeks/months. Number8, the poet✔@DannMwangi KENYA to lift the ban on drones in the coming weeks/months once fresh regulations being developed in line with ICAO rules…

Pitch for $25,000 at the Next Einstein Forum Innovation Salon in Nairobi, Kenya

Earlier this week, Co-Creation Hub and the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) launched a call for the Sciencepreneur Investor Meetup — to find, identify and support science-driven innovators, solving some of the continent’s biggest problems, with access to investors, trainings and resources. This…

When to hang up the boots as a startup originator

Most innovative ideas form beautifully in the mind and even become more vivid after launching. The founder imagines how the business breaks even after the first year, scales in five years, and everyone lives happily ever after. But this is…

MultiChoice to begin testing DStv Now as an independent help in 2020

MultiChoice Africa, the parent company of satellite TV services DStv and GOtv, has revealed that it will separate its DStv Now app from its satellite TV and start testing it as a standalone service. DStv Now, which was introduced in…

Travel 4.0 wants to improve the experience of road travellers

Abel (not real name) is the operations manager of a medium-sized transport service. Every day, he finds it difficult filling up buses with passengers for their daily operations. He does not have any digital tool to plan operations with. Abel…

Ex-Konga boss, Sim Shagaya’s edtech startup, ULesson raises $3.1 million in seed funding

ULesson, an edtech startup founded by ex-Konga boss, Sim Shagaya has raised $3.1 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by TLCom, with participation from Shagaya. Founded and officially announced in March 2019, ULesson is a platform looking…

Understanding Nigeria’s advanced expertise improvement space, a talk with Eyitayo Ogunmola

Major technology breakthroughs in the coming years will greatly impact, the forms of work and labour market structure, as well as other aspects of life such as education, health, and agriculture. In this context, developing capacities for anticipating the changing…

Why restricting speech on social media is a very dangerous idea

We all are blind. The famous Indian parable of the six blind men and the elephant popularised by John Godfrey Saxe when summarised goes like this: Six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling…

PoS Innovation Summit, 7th edition to focus on African Continental Free Trade Agreement

One of Africa’s leading e-payment companies, Global Accelerex, is set to host the 7th edition of its PoS Innovation Summit on December 11, 2019 at the Grand Ballroom of Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme of the…

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