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Etisalat came to Nigeria with a bang, but 9 years later, we are left with 9Mobile. Etisalat UAE, the parent company has sold its shares in the Nigerian subsidiary due to the controversy around its $1.2 billion loan.
At the helm of this transition is Bode Olusanya, the current CEO. Olusanya seems experienced in matters such as this. In recent past, he was part of the team that birthed Airtel from Celtel.
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RIP Mubarak. In the past week, Lagos’ tech cluster lost a comrade, the brilliant Mubarak Imogie. Grace Akinosun wrote about him through the eyes of his friends and co-workers
No more excuse for illiteracy in Yaba. In partnership with GTBank, the Lagos state government recently reopened the Herbert Macaulay library in Yaba.
Get ready for the Hack4Good Hackathon. From July 25 -27, Lagos state Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a 2-day hackathon in conjunction with IBM and Techpoint.
If the prospects excite you, go ahead and register and get acquainted with IBM’s Bluemix for participation.
A game changing fashion hub. Blessing Achu has always known that she would be an entrepreneur, but she wasn’t always sure of the field. In an interview, she tells us how she stumbled into the world of fashion and changing the game, one designer at a time.
Empowerment programme or an excuse for laziness? N-Power was launched in order to curb unemployment and maximize the potentials of the youth. However, it has become a source of extra income for some and a payment for laziness for others. This is a national problem that needs to be addressed.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- SmallChopsNG — order small chops and other finger foods online
- InvoiceNG — issue invoices and receive payments online
- LawStrive — get free legal advice from verified lawyers
- techAboki — hire reliable gadget technicians in your locality
- FabricSphere — source local attires and ceremonial fabrics
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