The Truecaller Surprise

by | May 20, 2017

The global caller ID company, Truecaller has recently announced a new addition: an ad platform in Africa. The company had previously started beta testing in some African countries, but is the first to partner with Truecaller in Nigeria. Cars45 is a Nigerian startup that helps users to evaluate, buy and sell used cars.Find out what this means for Africans and its brands.

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Browse for free at Alausa. Last week Thursday, the Lagos state government unveiled a free public Wi-Fi at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, at Alausa. Ifeanyi Ndiomewese explores why the free wi-fi services should spread to Yaba and other parts of the state soon or we may all have to migrate to Alausa.

Tech-driven African startups are the future. Ayeni Adekunle, the founder and CEO of BHM Group graced the founder’s table. He shared some interesting insights during the interview. He believes that from Africa will emerge businesses, ideas and people that will eventually change the world.


On the 29th of May, we will be hosting Techpoint Inspired, an annual convergence of startups, career professionals and policy makers across Nigeria and Africa to contribute to a discourse that would inspire radical transformation.

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Are telcos the new oil in Nigeria? Statistics released by the Nigerian Communication Commission(NCC) show that the telecommunications sector generated more revenue than oil and gas in Q4, 2016.

Photos from Mobile West Africa. In case you missed it, here are some pictures from the 2017 edition of Mobile West Africa

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What we love (and dislike) about Tecno Camon CX. Here’s how we feel about one of the latest and stylish additions to the Tecno family.

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Omotola Omolayo
Omotola Omolayo

Writer. Photographer. Interested in African culture, history, politics and policies.


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