Nigeria’s very own global talent accelerator, Andela, is finally expanding to Kenya, with a bootcamp launch this month. A full training programme is to follow shortly after that. So far, Andela has received over 1,200 responses to its first call to its fellowship programme.
(Far left): Iyin Aboyeji, Co-Founder, Andela
Pay on Delivery is dead. Well, not quite yet. But that’s what eCommerce giant, Konga hopes to achieve with recent launch of its proprietary payment system called ‘KongaPay’. KongaPay was unveiled this Wednesday to much fanfare at the Nike Art Gallery.
Konga CEO, Sim Shagaya
Meanwhile, local mobile gaming startup, ChopUp announced a new title – “Jagun: Clash of the Kingdoms”. It’s their most locally relevant game yet. A lot of thought went into this one; right from the UI and UX down to the monetization intricacies.
Jagun means “Warrior” in Yoruba Language
This 17-year old Nigerian student is one of 10 youths whose ideas for changing the world have caught Microsoft’s attention.
Through his BISET Initiative (Become Inspired in Science and Engineering Technology), Saviour Okusenogu wants to develop a project to spark an interest in science and engineering for more kids in developing countries by bringing fun and interactive science experiments and other projects to secondary schools.
It’s an interesting time to be a software developer in Nigeria. Sayo Oladeji is the first developer to win iROKOtv’s N1 million Engineering Competition.
iROKOtv CEO, Jason Njoku promises there will be 15 to 20 more like Sayo, in the course of the next 20 months.
Free Wi-Fi is coming to Metro Taxis this Monday.
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Meanwhile, FeulVoucher.com.ng wants to fuel the entire nation. Which is why they signed an MOU with Interswitch to enable cashless fuel purchase of petroleum products.
Why did Infinix launch a phone with a “bulletproof” back cover? We don’t either, but we’re hoping you could join us in finding out why.
Find out how local NGO, ‘Charity Projects for All’, utilizing solar-powered kiosks to help solve the problem of lack of electricity in educational facilities.
Find out also how Safermom wants to keep new moms safe.
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