This week on Techpoint: Rising, decline and (possible) demise

by | May 13, 2017

In the 1960s, before Otigba street and its environs became the world famous technology marketplace (Computer Village) we know and love, it was a wide expanse of farmlands.

By 1979, Murtala Mohammed Airport was commissioned and along came the ‘warehousing trend’. Before long, it became a full-blown technology hub which generates an estimated yearly revenue of $2 billion.

But on the 25th of April, 2017, the Lagos state government announced its intentions to relocate Computer Village to the ICT park, Katangowa in Agbado.

For Ben, and many other entrepreneurs who have been in the Computer Village for decades, the government’s decision is devastating

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This week on Techpoint


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Here are six solid reasons why you should not give up on that budding business idea.


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At Techpoint, it is our strong belief that technological innovation is the next frontier of economic development in Africa. This is why we are organizing Techpoint Inspired, an annual convergence for startups, career professionals and policy makers across Nigeria and Africa to contribute to a discourse that would inspire radical transformation.

Visit techpoint.ng/inspired for more information.

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Nigeria’s internet population further declines. Statistics released by the Nigerian Communication Commission(NCC) show a further decline in the number of internet users in Nigeria in the month of February.


CcHub launches Diaspora Challenge for UK-based African entrepreneurs. The CcHub Diaspora  Challenge seeks business ideas that make an impact in three critical sectors – education, energy and FinTech.


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The journey to building Nigeria’s first contract phone. We take you through SOLO’s attempt to make smartphones accessible to every class of Nigerians.


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