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Did you know that 70% of smoked fish exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom is rejected by UK customs on grounds of poor processing standards. By our guesstimates, this has amounted to a loss of around £15.4 million in foreign revenue, from the UK alone, over a 17-year period.
The stats are depressing, considering the potential of processed dried fish as a major export that can boost the Nigerian economy. But is this a problem local technology can solve? Read more.
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In conversation with Tosin Ajibade, founder of Olorisupergal. Tosin Ajibade is a popular lifestyle blogger who has managed to carve a niche for herself in the social media influencing space.
Techpoint had a chat with her where she shared her journey and challenges.
Race to the bottom: The fate of Taxify and Uber in Nigeria. For the past couple of months, Uber and Taxify, two of the biggest e-hailing services operating in Nigeria, have been engaging in a price war that has had devastating effects on customer experience.
As they continue on this ill-fated race to the bottom, who will blink first?
A bad User Experience can kill your startup. Many startups focus on beautifying their product, at the expense of establishing its usefulness in the simplest form. While a great interface is advised, it shouldn’t be the core of your product. Find out why.
Revisiting Aso Villa Demo Day 2016. The maiden edition of the Aso Villa Demo Day, an initiative by the Nigerian government to promote local startups, was shrouded in a lot of uncertainty and secrecy until just recently.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- Booklify — connect and interact with a community of book readers
- UrbanHub — get multiple access to different workspaces across Lagos
- Diapersnmum — order beauty and wellness products for babies and mothers
- Basecode — learn coding as an absolute beginner
- Eatnownow — order food online from favourite restaurants in Ibadan
5 productivity hacks for startup entrepreneurs. Staying productive is one thing you can never do without as a startup entrepreneur. Especially, at the early stage of your business.
Here are 5 ways you can get more work done in less time.
Is the Infinix Note 4 truly an upgrade? Less than a year after the launch of the Note 3, Infinix Mobility has introduced the Infinix Note 4. It is touted as a better and more enhanced alternative in its mid-range Note smartphones.
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Report: Millionaire West African startups” raised over $1.806 billion between 2010 and 2019, 97.9% of which went to Nigerian startups. Get a free overview and 50% purchase discount here.
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