Anambra State ICT Agency Announces Launch of Pilot Phase of Free Public Wi-Fi Initiative in Awka

Anambra State ICT Agency Announces Launch of Pilot Phase of Free Public Wi-Fi Initiative in Awka

In a monumental leap toward transforming Anambra State into a smart mega city, Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, has reaffirmed his commitment to a technologically advanced future for the state, through the launch of the pilot phase of the Public Wi-Fi initiative tagged Solution Wi-Fi. Driven by the Anambra State ICT Agency in collaboration with…

Anambra, Lagos Forge Partnership for Advancement in Information Technology

Anambra, Lagos Forge Partnership for Advancement in Information Technology

As part of efforts towards advancing Information and Technology (IT) development in Nigeria, Anambra and Lagos States have agreed to a collaborative partnership that will see to the strengthening of their respective IT ecosystems. This collaborative effort which stemmed from bilateral meetings with the IT Ecosystem members during the Reverse Trade Mission in the United…

Nigeria Limits Access to Binance, Other Major Crypto Exchanges
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Nigeria Limits Access to Binance, Other Major Crypto Exchanges

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which published legislation to regulate the activities of digital asset providers many months ago, has instructed its telecom carriers to restrict access to websites related to cryptocurrencies, including well-known sites like Binance, OctaFX, and Coinbase. This action is a reaction to the CBN’s December 2023 decision to revoke its…

Nigeria: FG Announces Project to Connect 774 Local Govt. to Internet, Create Over 300 Jobs

Nigeria: FG Announces Project to Connect 774 Local Govt. to Internet, Create Over 300 Jobs

In order to give 774 local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria dependable internet connectivity, the federal government has started an initiative. Bosun Tijani, minister of communications, innovation, and digital economy, announced the initiative named “Project 774 LG Connectivity” in a post via X on Monday. He said the project is a significant step towards fulfilling…

Application is Now Open to Nigeria’s Creative Space Startups Cohort 3 of Growth4Her Accelerator

Application is Now Open to Nigeria’s Creative Space Startups Cohort 3 of Growth4Her Accelerator

A nonprofit organization called Creative Space Startups is now accepting applications for the third Growth-4Her cohort, which will choose 100 women-led SMEs in Nigeria and Cameroon for empowerment. In order to oversee the management of the Cohort, Growth4Her collaborates with Creative Space Startups, Socio Capital Impact Group, The Learning Gate, and ActivSpaces. The goal of…

Cameroon: IHS Unveils Tower Kiosks to Offer Free Internet Access in Rural Areas

Cameroon: IHS Unveils Tower Kiosks to Offer Free Internet Access in Rural Areas

To improve connection and digital services, IHS Cameroon has started the “Tower Kiosk” project in the rural Cameroonian settlements of Idenau, Santa, and Tombel in the northwest and southwest. These kiosks will help local companies and entrepreneurs by providing free internet connection. Along with gathering community health data, they will serve as a digital infrastructure…

Applications are accepted for the 2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator in SA.

Applications are accepted for the 2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator in SA.

The AWIEF Growth Accelerator for South Africa, a flagship enterprise development programme designed to support early-stage and high-growth women-owned and women-led SMEs with growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentoring, networks, and access to finance, is now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. The AWIEF Growth Accelerator, which has been in operation since 2017, will be…

Meta Partners With Ingressive for Good to Unveil a Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

Meta Partners With Ingressive for Good to Unveil a Digital Marketing Scholarship Program

Meta, in cooperation with Ingressive for Good, an edtech organization dedicated to enhancing the earning potential of African youth in the tech industry, is awarding scholarships to at least 5,000 young people in Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kenya to help them succeed in their digital careers. This dynamic cooperation intends to meet the…

African startups are invited to apply for the Archipelagos SME Support Programme.

African startups are invited to apply for the Archipelagos SME Support Programme.

African startups are invited to apply for Archipelagos, a multi-year international collaboration programme aimed at promoting the growth of African SMEs and improving their access to financial markets. Archipelagos, developed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the Italian financial institution for international development cooperation, and supported by the European Commission, will provide access to a…

Microsoft Copilot now has AI image editing capabilities, and the interface has received a visual overhaul.

Microsoft Copilot now has AI image editing capabilities, and the interface has received a visual overhaul.

Microsoft has released a big update to its AI assistant platform, Copilot. Microsoft Copilot has undergone a design overhaul a year after its launch, which the firm claims would give the platform a “streamlined look and feel”. The redesigned interface includes a carousel of prompt suggestions to assist users comprehend the AI tool’s potential. The…

Applications are accepted for the Western Cape Digital Business Technology and Innovation Support Fund.

Applications are accepted for the Western Cape Digital Business Technology and Innovation Support Fund.

The Western Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) has opened applications for its Business Technology & Innovation Support Fund, which aims to address the issue of low productivity in Western Cape firms and exceed international standards through the use of technology and digital transformation. The Western Cape Government’s Growth for Jobs Strategy aims…

The 4th Entrepreneurship Empowerment Project will support 500 startups in Africa.

The 4th Entrepreneurship Empowerment Project will support 500 startups in Africa.

The 4th iteration of Nomfro Technologies’ Entrepreneurship Empowerment Project (NTEEP), which will provide 500 more companies the chance to connect with other like-minded business owners, is now accepting applications. Launched in 2020, NTEEP is a comprehensive assistance program designed to give business owners the tools, know-how, and network they need to grow their companies in…

5 African companies are selected for a global social impact program.
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5 African companies are selected for a global social impact program.

10 businesses—five of them from Africa—have been chosen to participate in Startup Boost, an international initiative for social impact entrepreneurs managed by the tech consulting firm tretton37, based in Sweden. Tech consultancy firm tretton37 works with Telia, Klarna, Paradox Interactive, Tibber, and ICA, among others. Launched in late 2023, Startup Boost provides free assistance to…

Anambra’s Cyber Revolution Gains Momentum in USTDA’s Global Talks

Anambra’s Cyber Revolution Gains Momentum in USTDA’s Global Talks

Anambra State Government, led by Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, continues to make giant and groundbreaking strides in the realm of technology. In recognition of Anambra’s commitment to a digital future, the MD/CEO of Anambra State ICT Agency was selected by the US Consulate Lagos as part of the Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) Delegates on…

Apple is Inviting Applications for 2024 Cohort of the Swift Student Challenge

Apple is Inviting Applications for 2024 Cohort of the Swift Student Challenge

Apple has begun accepting applications for its annual Swift Student Challenge, a global competition for children hoping to become developers. The competition requires competitors to demonstrate their coding abilities and creativity through app playgrounds. Every year, the Cupertino-based computer behemoth selects 350 winners from among the contestants. This year, Apple will select 50 excellent submissions…

The Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program is now accepting applications.

The Qualcomm Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program is now accepting applications.

Qualcomm, a leading global provider of wireless technology, is now accepting applications for its Make in Africa Startup Mentorship Program. This program provides companies with access to engineers, coaching, and advice on intellectual property protection. The NASDAQ-listed company An American multinational company called Qualcomm develops wireless technology-related semiconductors, software, and services. According to Disrupt Africa,…

Liberian Government to Empower 10,000 Youth in Digital Education
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Liberian Government to Empower 10,000 Youth in Digital Education

The first half of President Joseph Nyumah Boakai’s term will see the digital education of over ten thousand Liberian youngsters empowered. On Monday, January 29, 2024, Mr. Boakai revealed the idea at his inaugural State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the Capitol. He reassured parliamentarians that during the next six years, the goal of…

Payments Forum Nigeria 1.0: Experts to Discuss Trust, Security  and Privacy in AI Era

Payments Forum Nigeria 1.0: Experts to Discuss Trust, Security and Privacy in AI Era

Financial industry experts are warming up for the first edition of Payments Forum Nigeria (PAFON), scheduled for the first quarter of this year. The Payments Forum Nigeria is a cross-industry platform focused on addressing issues that require broad cooperation and coordination across many constituents in the payments industry. Payments Forum Nigeria which will take place…

Skills data professionals need to advance their careers in 2024 and beyond

Skills data professionals need to advance their careers in 2024 and beyond

With the likes of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation expected to take over many repetitive tasks, companies globally are trying to fill scarce skills in IT, data analytics, and even AI itself. Advanced technologies are creating opportunities for the next-generation of data professionals who are willing to adapt and leverage their tech-mindedness in this new…

Celebrating Anambra’s Technological Success: An Overview of Soludo’s E-Government Award.

Celebrating Anambra’s Technological Success: An Overview of Soludo’s E-Government Award.

Anambra State’s ascent to technological excellence reached new heights as it clinched the First Runner-up position in E-Government Implementation at the recent 11th National Council on Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting held in Kano. The award not only spotlights Anambra’s dedication to tech-driven governance but also highlights a series of groundbreaking achievements in…

Anambra Receives Multiple Technology Awards at National Innovation and Digital Economy Council Meeting.

Anambra Receives Multiple Technology Awards at National Innovation and Digital Economy Council Meeting.

Anambra State has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, securing an incredible four prestigious awards during the ICT peer review session at the 11th National Council on Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting held in Kano. The meeting was chaired by the Honorable Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun…

Anambra Government Gains Nationwide Acclaim at the 11th General Meeting of NCCIDE

Anambra Government Gains Nationwide Acclaim at the 11th General Meeting of NCCIDE

The Anambra State Government represented by a resourceful delegation from the State ICT Agency, led by the MD/CEO Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, is actively participating in the 11th General Meeting of the National Council on Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy (NCCIDE). The week-long event, which commenced on Monday, 22nd January, to end on Friday, 26th January,…

Nigeria: Ministry Shares Plan to Equip 1,500 Students With Tech Skills

Nigeria: Ministry Shares Plan to Equip 1,500 Students With Tech Skills

For 1,500 secondary school students, the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy is preparing to start a Build-A-Thon program. A statement claims that pupils from 150 schools spread over three locations—Owerri, Maiduguri, and Abeokuta—will participate in the four-day event. A Build-A-Thon, according to the organizers, is an ecosystem that provides a range of…

UNDP Announces “timbuktoo,” a Financing Initiative for African Startups

UNDP Announces “timbuktoo,” a Financing Initiative for African Startups

Together with African nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the “timbuktoo” initiative, which it claims is positioned to be “the world’s largest financing facility,” bringing together commercial and catalytic resources to assist Africa’s startup ecosystem. Achim Steiner, the UNDP administrator, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Secretary General Wamkele…

Anambra Govt Forges Strategic Alliance with Leading US High-Tech Companies

Anambra Govt Forges Strategic Alliance with Leading US High-Tech Companies

During a groundbreaking meeting held over the weekend, at the US Consulate General in Lagos, the Anambra State Government’s Executive Council delegation, led by His Excellency, Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, engaged in strategic discussions with the US Consul-General, William Stevens, and influential leaders from 26 renowned US high-tech companies. This distinguished Executive Council delegation…

Collaboration key to bridging the digital skills gap in Africa

Collaboration key to bridging the digital skills gap in Africa

Written by André Zitzke, Manager: SAS Global Academic Programs in Africa The rapidly evolving digital landscape has had a massive impact on the public and private sectors, especially in terms of data science and analytics skills. A staggering 1.5 to 2 million global data science jobs remain unfilled. This gap is projected to widen, with an estimated…

South Africa: Application is now Open to Exness’ Fintech Scholarship Program

South Africa: Application is now Open to Exness’ Fintech Scholarship Program

Exness, a multi-asset broker, is currently taking applications from deserving South African students for its Fintech Scholarships program. This year represents the program’s second year of operation in our nation, underscoring Exness’s continued commitment to promoting STEM education in South Africa. Exness Fintech Scholarships are intended to give exceptional, impoverished, and talented people a road…

Nigeria: CcHub, Mastercard Foundation are Accepting Applications for the 2nd edition of Their ed-Tech Fellowship Program

Nigeria: CcHub, Mastercard Foundation are Accepting Applications for the 2nd edition of Their ed-Tech Fellowship Program

The Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) and Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria are hosting the Ed-Tech Fellowship Program’s second edition, and applications are now being accepted. According to Disrupt Africa In February 2023, CcHub announced that it would be launching a US$15 million ed-tech accelerator effort in Kenya and Nigeria through a new relationship with the Mastercard Foundation…

Application is now Open to MEST’s 12-month Entrepreneurial Training Program

Application is now Open to MEST’s 12-month Entrepreneurial Training Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 12-month tech entrepreneurship training program offered by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST). MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship training program, seed fund, and incubator that was founded in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen. It assists in the establishment of technology firms around…

Experience the Ultimate Sports-Watching Experience with LG OLED TVs’ Cutting-Edge AI Processing Technology
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Experience the Ultimate Sports-Watching Experience with LG OLED TVs’ Cutting-Edge AI Processing Technology

LG has recently unveiled its most luminous OLED TVs to date, effectively addressing a longstanding drawback of this panel technology: its compatibility with well-lit, sunlit spaces. The C3 OLED of 2023 has garnered rave reviews, with critics hailing it as an exceptional television devoid of any significant flaws. Numerous other assessments have also lauded it…