Eileen Ambasa: The cofoundHER Interview

Three years after graduation and with a one year old baby in tow, Eileen Ambasa got interested in Information Technology (IT). Seeing the opportunities it could open up in her career, Eileen decided to learn IT basics. So, she enrolled in ACWICT, a college that teaches IT essentials to young girls in partnership with Samsung, […]

Mufutau Akuruyejo achieves feat as the only African to receive coveted CERN ICT training in Switzerland

by Rachel Ogbu 500 level University of Lagos student and MTN Foundation (MTNF) Scholar,  Mufutau Akuruyejo has become the first Nigerian and  only African to participate in the nine-week CERN Openlab programme. CERN Openlab is a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. Its mission is to accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to be used […]

#CYBERCULTURE: Facebook Adds New Feature- Gives Priority To Contents From Friends

by Rachel Ogbu Due to a significant increase in the number of content people now share on Facebook, the social network site has decided to tweaked its News Feed algorithms giving more attention to posts by people on your friend list. “The impact of these changes on your page’s distribution will vary considerably depending on the composition […]

#CYBERCULTURE: Google now has own mobile phone network

by Rachel Ogbu In the next phase of Google’s expansion, the multi billion dollars company is planing to launch  its own mobile phone network. According to reports, the new mobile network called Project Fi in the US plans to attract potential customers with a  N2500 ($13.30)  a month deal for  unlimited voice calling and texting from within the […]

Kenya gets first 4G Internet services via Safaricom

by Rachel Ogbu Fourth-generation (4G) Internet service has arrived Kenya and it’s there to stay. Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecoms phone firm in the country is working with the government to use the high-speed broadband network as a medium to increase economic growth to from currently three to 10 percent in 2017. Within the next 36 months, Safaricom’s newly […]

Jay-Z adds to his business empire with Swedish music streaming company, Aspiro

by Rachel Ogbu He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time with a 40/40 Club sports bars and his Rocawear clothing, now Jay-Z adds to his business empire as he wins the battle to control Swedish music streaming company Project Panther Bidco’s Aspiro. Mr Carter’s £36million offer was accepted by more than 90% of the company’s shareholders. According […]

African Man gets world’s first successful penis transplant

by Rachel Ogbu The first man on the planet to get a successful penis transplant is said to have accepted the new organ as his own and living m in South Africa where the operation was conducted. The medical breakthrough comes in on the same level as when Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first heart transplant at Groote Schuur […]

#YTech100: Celebrates the brightest and best in Nigeria’s technology space

by Rachel Ogbu #YTech100 – a gathering aimed at celebrating the brightest and best in Nigeria’s technology space held at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tagged “What’s Africa’s Next Wave?” the 2nd edition had iconic business professionals from the CEO of Diamond Bank Plc, Uzoma Dozie to the MD of Internet Solutions Ltd, Olusola Teniola speak profoundly at the event. Sharing ideas on […]

Read how Bitcoin is gaining popularity in Africa- Will it take over?

by Rachel Ogbu “Bitcoin is going to make a huge difference when it starts to get accepted by merchants in Ghana,” says CEO Nikunj Handa. “People won’t need to change Bitcoin to any other currency so there will be no broker fees involved and people can get really very low-cost transactions. But Bitcoin is in […]