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Honorable Minister of Communications Barr. Adebayo Shittu to speak at Maiden Edition of #TechLaw Series

The Honorable Minister of Communications Barrister Adebayo Shittu will be speaking at the maiden edition of the MoMo #TechLaw series on 22nd January 2018. This event will bring together professionals from the Technology and Legal sectors to network and exchange ideas.

Register to attend here —> Registration page

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Let’s Talk FinTech – Event Report

The event started with a brief introduction by Tola Adeola and Mayowa Owolabi. This was quickly followed by presentations from Yinka Adewale (, Wale Hassan (Flutterwave) and Ade Shonubi (NIBSS).

The panelist sessions followed soon after each of the speakers answered questions from the audience during the Q&A Sessions.

The first panelist session was titled “Opportunities for FinTech in Nigeria” and was comprised of the following panelists

  • Ade Shonubi, Managing Director, NIBSS
  • Tunde Ogungbade, Managing Director, Global Accelerex.
  • Sola Fonawopo, Convener, FinTech1000+
  • Tosin Eniolorunda, CEO, Streampay
  • Adia Sowho, Director, 9Mobile

The second panelist session was titled “Challenges facing FinTech in Nigeria” and was comprised of the following panelists

  • Yinka Adewale,
  • Wale Hassan, Flutterwave.
  • Chijioke Dozie, Co-founder / CEO, OneFi.
  • Ope Adeoye, Interswitch Digital.
  • Emeka Okoye, CEO, Vikanti.

The audience included people from companies such as NIBSS, Piggybank, First Bank, Sterling Bank, 9Mobile etc.

Special guests at the event included Aniedi Udo-Obong, John Kimani, Andy Volk (Developer Relations Team, Sub Saharan Africa at Google), Jason Titus (Head of Developer Platforms Group at Google) and David McLaughlin (Director of Ecosystem Programs (Global) at Google).

The event ended with Mr Biyi Mabadeje giving a vote of thanks.

This event was sponsored by Google, Global Accelerex, and Flutterwave.


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You are invited to attend “Let’s Talk FinTech” on July 24th, Register today!

You are invited to attend our next event themed “Let’s Talk FinTech”. Here are some things you should expect if you register to attend

  • Keynote presentations from select FinTech industry executives.
  • Panelist session with keynote speakers.
  • Networking with members of the FinTech Community.

This event is sponsored by Google and supported by Global Accelerex and Location of event will be shared with registered attendees only.

Register below


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Funding your Startup [#Garages2014 EVENT]


The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) in collaboration with GE Garages is holding a workshop for entrepreneurs who are interested in knowing more about the framework used by the Lagos Angel Network to evaluate potential investment opportunities.

The workshop will provide a first hand opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage with the LAN Secretariat and also ask some of the burning questions about getting appropriate funding for their start-ups.

The workshop is scheduled to hold as follows:

Event Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Time: 5:00pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: GE Garages Exhibition, GE Nigeria Headquarters. Mansard Place. 5th Floor, Plot 927/928, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Kindly confirm your interest in attending by sending an email to by Tuesday, July 8th 2014.


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Evernote Meets Lagos

On the 1st of July 2014, Evernote and African Technology Foundation (ATF), based in Silicon Valley, will be engaging the diverse developer ecosystem in Lagos, as part of Evernote’s first trip to Africa – at the iDEA Hub, Yaba. Through ATF, this is part of a 3-city tour looking to meet the African developer community, including developers in Nairobi and Cape Town. Come out and meet the great guys from Evernote!
Evernote Developer Pitch
The Event will include the following:
  • A Special Product Pitch Session for selected Startups. 
    Evernote holds an annual award conference for the best use of its API in various categories and would like to invite one African startup to participate.
    PRIZE: Win a 10-day all expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley for the 2014 conference and to engage with other companies, through African Technology Foundation. Winning Startup also receives a year’s mentorship from ATF.
  • A Developer Workshop on using Evernote’s popular APIs
    An API workshop will be held by the Evernote Developer Team, for developers looking to learn more about Evernote’s rich product suite and their APIs
  • A Networking and Drinks meetup
    Come and meet with the Evernote and ATF and the Lagos ecosystem at the Co-Creation Hub, 4pm – 6pm

For more information, contact Oluseye ( oluseyesj (at) gmail (dot) com )


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5 Reasons to Publish to Nokia X

If you have been following the news for some weeks now, you would have heard of the arrival of the Nokia X new range of devices. Nokia X is a new, affordable family of smartphones designed to run Android apps using Nokia X service extensions. If you are an Android developer and have published apps, there is now a great opportunity for you to optimize your ROI on Nokia X with minimal resources and little incremental effort to quickly expand your app reach while using your existing Android code base.

The good news is that the majority of Android apps will just work with little modifications. Based on the information available on Nokia’s developer website, you can use your existing Android development environment to add the Nokia X service extensions – Map APIs, In-app Purchases and Notifications. For those few that require modifications, the Nokia X Analyser Tool significantly reduces porting time by identifying the required changes.

So, still wondering why you should port your Android apps to the Nokia X store? Here are 5 reasons from our friends at Nokia…

1. Nokia X opens new markets to your existing apps.

Nokia’s sales leadership and brand strength in the fastest-growing smartphone and mobile app markets provide the launch pad for your apps’ success. With Nokia X, you can reach an untapped pool of savvy — and app-hungry — new smartphone users around the world.

Learn more ›

2. Nokia X’s monetization tools create additional revenue streams for your apps

Monetization tools like Nokia In-App Payment, combined with Nokia’s extensive operator billing network, provide your existing apps with new monetization mechanisms in emerging markets. Consumers in many high-growth markets do not have international credit cards, making traditional revenue collection a challenge.

Learn more ›

3. Android app compatibility

Nokia has tested over 100,000 Android apps and approximately 75% are directly compatible and ready to be published to Nokia Store. If your app uses Google services for maps, push notifications or in-app payments, you will need to replace these APIs with Nokia-specific APIs, which have been built to work almost identically to those they replace. Nokia services have been designed to minimize porting effort for apps using corresponding Google services, and to allow developers develop and distribute a single APK targeting both ecosystems.

Test your app’s compatibility now ›

4. Develop apps for Nokia X using your existing Android SDK, toolkit and skillset

If you already develop Android apps, you can continue to use your existing tool chain. If your app is one of the 25% that requires change, Nokia provides a plugin package for the Android SDK, including the services APIs and the Nokia X emulator. You’ve already got the other tools and skills you need.

Get started ›

5. Nokia Developer programs provide the marketing promotion you need

Through programs like DVLUP and local outreach, Nokia offers you opportunities to promote your apps to new users and potential customers, while our online training, events, and support tools make sure you’re putting your best app forward.

Learn more ›

There will be portathons on 27 & 28 March in Lagos Nigeria at iDea Hub and CcHub. So, if you live in Lagos (or around Lagos) and have a published Android app, click here to register. You also stand a chance to win some fabulous prizes for your published app. What are you waiting for? Register now and take part in the portathon!

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[Photos] Mobile Monday Nigeria Developer Masterclass at Social Media Week – Developing Apps for Windows Phone

Check out some of the photos from our Developer Masterclass at Social Media Week Lagos. The focus of the Masterclass was “Developing Apps for Windows Phone” .
Are you a Windows Phone developer and looking to get your hand dirty? Check out the source code for the App that was reviewed during the masterclass – NSE Finance Source Code

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Online Payments in Nigeria

The Mobile Monday Nigeria team will be discussing their research into the following;

  • Mobile Money Payments – Ahmed Mustapha
  • Web versus Mobile Payments in Nigeria – Dipo Olasemo
  • Online Payment Processing in Nigeria – Andrew Faluyi
  • What are people paying for in Nigeria – Lanre Folarin


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Impact of the Internet in Nigeria – Event

impact of the internet in nigeria

UPDATE: Spaces at the Lagos State E-Learning Centre have been sold out. Register to attend at the IDEA Hub below

The Internet is a tremendous, undisputed force for economic growth and social change. Not only has it unleashed new forms of connectivity, but it has also provided an outlet for new forms of innovation, entrepreneurship and social good. The Internet has also proven a dynamic tool for stimulating economic growth in developing countries, with the World Bank reporting that a 10% increase in broadband correlates to a 1.38% increase in GDP growth

Beyond GDP growth, the Internet also provides opportunities to pursue social and developmental objectives. Throughout the developing world, the Internet is connecting remote populations to markets and strengthening the overall efficiency of service delivery in areas such as health, education, livelihoods and financial inclusion, as well as creating access to government services for the most marginalized populations.

“The Impact of the Internet in Nigeria” report gives an insight into how the Internet has facilitated change in different sectors of the Nigerian Economy. A representative from Dalberg will be available to present the report.

This report provides detailed assessments of the current and potential impact of the Internet on socio-economic growth across seven sectors: agriculture, education and labor, energy, financial inclusion, governance, health and small and medium enterprise (SME) growth. It also examines the role that government, private sector and donors have played in building the ecosystem for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation and driving this impact.

Also there will be a panelist session with some of the leaders in the Nigerian IT Industry giving their own thoughts about the findings of the report. This event would be the first of it’s kind. You’ll be sure to meet :

Femi TaiwoFemi Taiwo, Manager, Technology Services at INITS Limited – a Software Development and IT Consultancy company. Femi is a young, seasoned entrepreneur and a graduate of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos. With a knack for many languages, he has made major contributions to the new, improved face of elections in Nigeria through his involvement in the Platforms – OpenVR (Voters Registration Software) and OpenVC (Election Results Collation Platform) both open source solutions. Femi has bagged years of experience in building large scale desktop applications, Linux Server Deployment – File and Database Clustering, Bandwidth management, and Mail Servers. View his full profile here.

Oshone IkazobohOshone Ikazoboh, CEO – a one-stop Nigerian portal for all Nigerian news – politics, business, arts & culture, and entertainment. A thorough businessman,entrepreneur and multiple Director, Oshone holds a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and a Masters degree in Engineering Networking and Telecommunications from Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK. View his full profile here

Opeyemi Awoyemi & Deji AdewunmiOpeyemi Awoyemi & Deji Adewunmi, Co-founders -Nigeria’s No. 1 jobs website with over 700,000 users and 6,000 companies. Opeyemi and Deji are alumni of Obafemi Awolowo University. Taking advantage of the Internet, they have bridged the gap between job seekers in Nigeria and employers of labour. Hence, has been described by Forbes as “West Africa’s most popular job search engine and aggregator”. View Opeyemi’s full profile here and Deji’s full profile here

Francis EbuehiFrancis Ebuehi, COO Spinlet – a mobile music download platform making musical content available to Nigerians whilst leveraging the growing payment system available in the country. Francis started his career with Accenture where he worked on and led several consulting projects in process re-engineering and strategy. He has also worked for 2 major banks where he was responsible for setting up the banking products and electronic banking products divisions. He has worked in Airtel as the Divisional Head of Product Development and was also the CEO of Chamsswitch Limited. View his full profile here.

Deepanker RustagiDeepanker Rustagi, General Manager VConnect – a local search engine and an information service provider founded in 2010. VConnect provides information about various products, services and companies in Nigeria. View his full profile here

Simdul ShagayaSimdul Shagaya
, Founder and CEO, Nigeria’s largest online shopping portal. Simdul has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year by Johnnie Walker Blue Label CNBC Africa “All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2013”.
Since it’s beginning in 2012, has offered low prices and fast delivery services on thousands of products nationwide. Sim is a graduate of George Washington University, Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Olayinka David-WestOlayinka David-West, Faculty Director at the Pan Atlantic University/Lagos Business School, Dr. David-West works with Nigerian organisations in information technology decision making by providing an understanding of the business value obtainable from information and its related technologies. In the Government, Dr. David-West contributes to ICT policy and strategy formulation, Internet Governance, and skills management processes. Dr David-West holds a doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School; an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London; and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos.

Shina BadaruShina Badaru, Founder, Technology Times Media – a web portal unveiled in July 2004 to provide free access to news and debates on ICTs in Nigeria. Shina is a multiple award-winning Nigerian technology journalist covering the Nigerian ICT industry for leading local and international media organisations. He started his journalism career in THISDAY Newspapers in 1996 where he was the pioneer IT Reporter, pioneer IT Editor and pioneer Electronic News Editor. He graduated from the Department of Mass Communications, University of Lagos in 1993. He has earned many awards and recognitions including the first Nigerian recipient of the SAP African Technology Reporting Award in 2001.

Olumide BalogunOlumide BalogunPartner Manager, Developer Experience, Nokia West & Central Africa – A seasoned software engineer, Olumide  works with the aim of accelerating the growth of mobile software companies in Nigeria.


Wole LawaniWole LawaniManaging Partner, Hyve Capital Ltd., the leading management consulting company servicing active companies within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).


Jason NjokuJason NjokuCo-Founder of Iroko TV and Iroko TV is the largest digital distributor of Nigerian music and movies, with a library of about 1600 licensed movies.  Mr. Njoku holds a BSc in Chemistry from The University of Manchester. He was a speaker at TEDxEuston in 2012

Join us at the E-Learning Centre (Odunlami Street, Lagos Island) and IDEA Hub (Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba) for the event on the 30th of September, 2013 and remember to start preparing your networking session yarns 🙂 .

This event is sponsored by google_logo_small

This event is part of Google for Entrepreneurs Week which is an annual week celebrating innovators and entrepreneurs around the world. This year, from September 30 – October 4, 2013. Googlers in more than 45 cities around the world will host events including community meetups, mentorship sessions and training workshops. Google’s goal is to equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to build and scale their businesses. Last year, more than 3000 entrepreneurs attended Google for Entrepreneurs Week events in 29 cities in 14 Countries.

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Windows Phone says “Hello” to Africa [Event]


There’s an event happening today at the IDEA Hub focused on Windows Phone Development. NOKIA is giving African, including Nigerian developers, the opportunity to develop and sell apps for their LUMIA  brand of devices. The event hopes to bring out the best  in Developers and Potential Developers (and non-developers) by engaging them in contests and training regarding development of Apps for the Windows Platform. It aims to go round West African countries until more than a thousand apps are created and published.