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Digital Lending System; The New Oxygen

The Nigeria loan system is an illusion of truth; Over the years, banks in Nigeria have constantly given false impressions to the public through print, electronic, and social media platforms (advertisements, billboards, text messages)...

Nigerian Developer, Abdulhakim Bashir, Defeats 750 Contestants From 73 Countries, Bags Away $10,000 Prize

A Nigerian developer has yet again put his country on the spotlight as he wins an international competition in Dubai, bags away $10,000. The competition which took place on 9th October, involved 750 contestants from...

Well Over 60 Companies, 5000 Participants,100 Speakers Are Headed To Uyo For #StartupSouth Conference...

Biggest tech conference in South-South & South-East, #StartupSouth season 5, is coming live in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. 2019. Since founded in 2015, The conference has achieved huge...
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Gun Detection Startup Aegis AI Raises $2.2m

A start up called Aegis AI, that uses computer vision to detect guns, has raised $2.2m in a venture capital funding led by Bling Capital. Participants also included Upside Partnership and Tensility Venture Partners. The...

Barbershop Management App Squire Raises $8 Million In Its First Round Of Venture Capital...

SQUIRE barbershop app raises $8 million in their first round of venture capital financing. Co-founders Dave Salvant and Songe LaRon are two Black entrepreneurs who set out to find solutions to underlying challenges associated with searching out good...

Arnergy, A Nigerian Solar Energy Startup, Has Raised $9 Million In Series A round

Arnergy, a Nigerian Solar Energy Startup, has raised $9 Million in Series A round to further grow and expand its solar business aimed to solve the prevalent electricity challenges in homes and businesses in...

Gokada Start-up In Nigeria Raises $5.3 Million To Grow Its Transit Business

Gokada has raised a $5.3 million Series A round to grow its two-wheel transit business. The ride-hailing start-up in Nigeria was co-founded by Fahim Saleh, a Bangladesh, in 2018. Since co-founded, the startup has...

Google Launches Wing, First Public Service Delivery Drone

Alphabet, Google's parent company, launches it's first public drone delivery service called "Wing", in Canberra, Australia. Wing was granted regulatory approval by the country's aviation authority, CASA, after an18 month trial and 3,000 deliveries. The...

Ghana Students Make Safer Sanitary Pads From Cotton And Banana Stems

— Ghanaian Students Miss Otoo-Quayson and Matilda Sampong discovered a safer, non-toxic and environmental friendly sanitary pad from cotton and Banana stem. — Beyond the environmental benefit, the banana sanitary pads are cheaper. One of the...
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Two Americans Invent wood-burning stove That Charges Phones using Fire.

This stove does not only eliminate smokiness but also charges your phone using fire. The Campstove2 is a unique type of stove that prepares your food, reducing smoke by 90%, charges your devices (phone,...