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The Big Redesign: How Covid-19 Is Restructuring the World
Presently, the world is revolving around the sun, and COVID-19. Nothing interests anyone now except the current status of the disease. Every news and information today centres on it. No matter how hard one tries to ignore it, it finds its way into one’s reality. COVID-19, the traveller without a visa, has turned the whole world into one small sick village. In Nigeria, the concentration of people’s attention on coronavirus is so great that about 40 soldiers perished in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents within the week and people didn’t bother to find out more about it. It was…
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China Restarting Its Economy as Companies Return to Work
The journey to economic recovery has begun in China, with companies reopening according to measures of freedom accorded each state, town and province. The resumption of businesses was paramount in the wake of the fight against coronavirus that has ravaged the second largest economy in the world. In early February, the Chinese authorities’ plans for companies to return to work were jeopardized by an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, forcing the government to concentrate on the fight against the virus. However, March has proved different, with Wuhan, the most hit state in China being cleared for movement…
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Ghana’s Health Teach Startup Redbird launches COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Among the first solutions from Africa to check the spread of Coronavirus in the continent Solution to go live in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa next week in addition to the U.S. Redbird (formerly Redbird Health Tech), a medical diagnostics distributor providing access to healthcare in Ghana through community pharmacies, has today announced the launch […] Ghana’s Health Teach Startup Redbird launches COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker -
9 Essential Tips for Opening a Liquor Store Business
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Liquor, beer, and wine stores in the U.S. are worth over $63 billion. If you’re interested in starting a business, opening a liquor store is an easy way to make money and gain success. While there’s always a market for alcohol, owning a liquor store comes with its fair share of responsibilities. In order to […] 9 Essential Tips for Opening a Liquor Store Business -
Sequoia Insights: How Do You Preserve Your Business After Covid-19 Black Swan? [Video]
In this video, Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe explains what companies can do in this time of  economic paralysis, arising from coronavirus. Insights were drawn from a brief he received from the legendary Sequoia Capital. Sequoia is one of the most preeminent venture capital firms in the world with billions of dollars of assets under management. Watch this video, and think as a participant of our Tekedia Mini-MBA, on how you can play a role to preserve the company you work in.
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To aid coronavirus fight in Nigeria, TechCabal is making dataset from its healthtech report available for free
Last year, we released “The State of Health Tech in Nigeria“, a deeply researched report that examined general health indicators and challenges, and then dived into the health tech industry. The report profiled 75 innovative startups working to find technology solutions to Nigeria’s health-related problems. For the first time, we are making part of our […] The post To aid coronavirus fight in Nigeria, TechCabal is making dataset from its healthtech report available for free appeared first on TechCabal.
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Don’t miss YouTube’s online music Festival, Stay Home…#With Me this weekend
YouTube has announced the launch of the Stay Home #With Me. The campaign will kick off with a YouTube music festival starting this weekend (28 and 29 March). The Festival will feature African artists performing some of their hits via a YouTube live stream for their fans who are currently practising social distancing in an […]
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Coronomics: Dangote, devaluation, stimulus …
According to Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index, Dangote’s wealth fell from $15.9bn as of February 25, 2020, to $13.4bn on March 26. As at 27th January 2020, he was worth $16.5bn. He lost about 15.7% of his wealth in 30 days, an equivalent of $2.5 billion. If you calculate from January, it’s about 18% loss in 60 days, an equivalent of $3.1 billion. Why? What has changed in Nigeria in 30 days? On 17th March 2020, inflation hit 12.20% from 12.13% On 20th March 2020, we received news of the adjustment of the official exchange rate from N306 to N360. Put simply,…
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Sit at Home and Don’t feel Bored
IT IS A HOLIDAY, AND NOT A WORRY-DAY Pandemic do happen, just focus on being grateful that you will survive it, and the ideas to survive will come your way. This is how the law of attraction works and the universe is a support system to it. Corona Virus is yet another type of the history unfortunate occurrences, and this one will be history one day, and very soon. So do not panic. The government across various nations who cares for her citizen and desire the survival of everyone, and have advised that all, both the local man and the…
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[Register] Facyber Cybersecurity Training (Policy, Management, Tech, Forensics)
Our team has updated the contents and added recent cases. We welcome you to begin a journey with First Atlantic Cybersecurity Institute (Facyber). When you complete any of our Certificate and Diploma program, Infoprive, West Africa’s leading cybersecurity firm, which secures many companies like Air Arabia, telcos, banks and other firms will welcome you to Infoprive Academy in Lagos. If you make the cut, our extremely selective Academy will train you, prepare you, and help with international jobs in one of the hottest career fields today. Infoprive Academy is your Andela for cybersecurity!  Facyber training offers the following programs as…
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Trump Liberalizes the Conservatives
During the Obama Presidency, some politicians threw everything at him. Yes, some people who call themselves the Tea Party, fiscal hawks, conservatives or whatever made things very hard for him. Today, most of those men smiled as President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, accelerating the U.S. deficit. As they clapped, hugged and boasted about the spending victory, one thing came to mind: why do men deceive themselves? President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, as Washington tries to blunt economic destruction from the pandemic ripping through the United States. The House earlier passed the stimulus…
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6 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa When you’re a start-up building your own business – particularly if you’re working alone – it can often feel like you never have enough time to achieve everything you want. Time management is crucial for any entrepreneur if you’re hoping to get your business off the ground in as little time as possible. Here are […] 6 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs -
7 Nigerian startups selected to fight COVID-19
Ventures Platform and Lagos State Science and Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC) today announced that seven Nigerian startups have been selected to participate in the #COVID19InnovationChallenge, to develop solutions to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The successful startup founders are: Wale Adeosun – Wellvis Health offers solutions that promote primary care; by […]
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Mr. President’s Tweet
If you are a healthcare worker in the U.S. on any type of visa, the U.S. government will renew it or update it for work rights provided you can help in the fight against covid-19. As the U.S. does that, Nigeria is pulling out its health experts from Central Africa because it has a virus war at home to deal with. Ladies and gentlemen, Chinua Achebe would write about Eneke, the bird, thus: “Men have learned to shoot without missing their mark and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig”. Mr Buhari said he has “directed the…
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Digital Nomads: An Ethiopian’s experience in China where QR codes reign supreme
In China, QR codes are everywhere. Nathan, an Ethiopian who studied in China tells us about finding beggars at the metro who have their QR codes The post Digital Nomads: An Ethiopian’s experience in China where QR codes reign supreme appeared first on TechCabal.
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Ghana’s Health Tech Startup Redbird Launches COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker
Redbird (formerly Redbird Health Tech), a medical diagnostics distributor providing access to healthcare in Ghana through community pharmacies, has today announced the launch of latest innovation – the COVID-19 Daily Check-in App and Symptom Tracker in its bid to counter the spread of Cornonavirus in the African continent. Accessible as a browser based app via, Redbird’s […]
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GTBank Restructuring to Venture Into Fintech and InsurTech
The advent of Fintech in the Nigeria financial sector has become lucrative enough that investors from around the world are betting on it with large sums. In 2019, the Nigerian fintech raised $360 million in seed and investment funds, a development that has endeared many to the happenings in that financial space, even banks are taking keen interest. Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) is planning to restructure as a holding company to enable it to take on fintech. The bank’s CEO Jimi Agbaje made the disclosure during the earnings call for the fourth quarter of 2019. A holding company is a…
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Address Economic Challenges with Strict Measures for Coronavirus Containment
As Lagos State Government continues taking bold steps and decisions and containment of Coronavirus outbreak, Nigerians have advised the state government to urgently consider palliative measures for the downtrodden residents and others who are experiencing varied difficulties as markets are shut down and social gatherings are limited.  This emerged from the feelings and views analysed by Knowcovid-19 Nigeria that trailed the state’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s announcement in a televised briefing after the State’s Security Council meeting held recently that non-essential markets should be closed, while social gatherings should be limited across the state. According to the governor, the restrictive measures…
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Economy, Finance & Business News Headlines: 27th March 2020
COVID-19 Update:The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 523,700 people, according to official counts. As of Friday morning, at least 23,908 people have died, and the virus has been detected in at least 171 countries.The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow quickly. As of Thursday morning, there have been at least 85,381 cases of coronavirus confirmed by lab tests and 1,271 deaths, according to a New York Times database. Oil Market Update: Fatih Birol, a Turkish economist, energy expert and Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, said on Thursday during a press briefing that global oil demand could…
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Stop doing your remote work over email – use these tools instead
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Battling the Epidemic of Fake News, Health Misinformation in the Midst of COVID 19 in Nigeria
World over, the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic has been dogged by the struggle to contain the information epidemic that accompanies the novel virus. From the mode of transmission to the means of prevention, government efforts and confirmed cases, there are a lot of unreliable pieces of information flying around. What is more puzzling is the fact the perpetrators also go to any length to make their false information credible using photoshopped images. This piece takes a look at six of these unsubstantiated pieces of information that have been fact checked and declared lies from the bottom of hell. 10…
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Covid-19 Recovery: How Nigeria can disburse N50,000 interest-free loans to one million small businesses
According to a study about the logistics of the Roman Army at War between 264 BC – AD 235; “Food and drink made up the vast bulk of the supplies needed by a Roman army, since in comparison to modern armies their requirement for large amounts of ammunition was minimal. In addition to feeding its soldiers, the army had also to provide fodder for its mounts and baggage animals.” From this study, we can draw a very distinct lesson – food can help in winning any war. Nigeria and other countries are currently fighting a pandemic warfare and here, the…
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5 Vital Tips for Creating a Cool Website for Your Business
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Businesses are run based on marketing and persuasion skills because for people to try your product for the first time, they have to be convinced in the first place. Nowadays, businesses have expanded into the digital space because of the massive presence of consumers on digital platforms. In fact, in today’s world, more transactions are […] 5 Vital Tips for Creating a Cool Website for Your Business -
5 Ways To Get More From Your Team
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Are you looking to get more out of your team? Employees are the beating heart of the operation so you will never succeed if you do not have a team of motivated, engaged and hardworking employees throughout the organization. The recruitment process is, of course, critical for identifying the right type of person for the […] 5 Ways To Get More From Your Team -
How Football Fans Spread Coronavirus Across Europe
Last week, Italy moved past China in the number of recorded coronavirus cases. At the current 7,503 deaths, the Mediterranean country has over 3, 719 fatalities more than China (3,281) even though it has a population of 60 million, about half the size of Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus broke off from. The number leaped with alarming speed in March, with Italians being responsible for the transmission of the pandemic to some other countries. Africa appeared safe in the beginning until recently when the number of infected persons in the continent started rising. In Europe, Italy and Spain…
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The Early Heroes In The Nigerian Fight Against COVID-19
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit Nigeria with a big blow. It has gone to attack the heart of its leadership. From the president to state governors, Nigerian political leadership has had a fair share of the novel virus troubles. The president, Muhammadu Buhari, his vice, Yemi Osinbajo and other political elites have got tested of the COVID 19. The first two citizens and governors of Ekiti and Osun  have emerged unscathed from the hit of the virus. They were negative. However, the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari,  Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed and his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki have…
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COVID-19: Scorecard for Lagos State Government
Efforts by the states and Federal Governments to contain the scourge of coronavirus in Nigeria have been coming in proportionate measures, with each government exerting prowess to protect its state. The Federal Government of Nigeria leads the charge from Abuja, while governors appear proactive in rolling out measures to curb the spread according to their states’ peculiarities. On Thursday, the presidency announced that more measures are being considered in efforts to quell the spread from infected states to other states with no confirmed cases yet. Part of the decisions the Federal Government is considering include: stopping inter-state/inter-town travels, except for…
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The Governor’s Tweet
As Nigeria battles to defeat the dreaded virus that has forcefully become a pandemic to the world, Nigerian political leaders have continued to receive bashing for Nigerians who have kept thanking Coronavirus for making the leaders feel the pang of an underdeveloped health system they refused to build. As the confirmed cases call for more isolation and treatment centres, Nigerians have kept on calling out their leaders for short-changing the system and reaping the reward of their negligence. One governor that has kept on enjoying the ride is Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, the governor of Borno State, who seems to…
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How Covid-19 Trend is Creating Business Opportunities  
While people are crying some set of people are exceedingly happy. When others are experiencing economic misfortune, others are experiencing economic fortunes. The world functions through what they call trends.  In our economic society, the coffin maker is very happy when people die regularly. This is because the death of many people means increase in sales, revenue and profitability for the coffin business. Why won’t they be happy when it is their turn to smile to the banks to cash out.  The mechanic (an expert who fixes cars) is in business when he has broken cars to fix. That means…
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My Village Crier Speaks on Coronavirus Lockdown
The Ovim Oriendu Market (Abia state, Nigeria) was largely empty this week. The town crier had gone with his gong, informing all residents of Ovim that Ojengwa (women compliance officers) would penalize anyone that enables a gathering of more than 50 people. They put the fine at N100,000. These women, carefully selected by the council to police the community, are exceedingly powerful. They have the power to excommunicate and ban men from the community, and they can impose severe fines and execute them. The most dreaded is this: you have no asset as a law breaker, they will come and…
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TrustBanc Daily Stock Market Scorecard, 26th March 2020
As of Thursday afternoon, COVID-19 has touched 171 countries, sickened over 482,800 with at least 21,896 deaths recorded. Fears continue to mount as numbers of new infections in the US is growing quickly. The uncertainty about when the virus will be tamed continues to hunt companies and investors despite the unprecedented trillions that have thrown at the pandemic. Until there is a preventive vaccine or a cure, the bulls may remain too weak to lead a rally. Today at the local bourse, the All Share-Index (ASI) recorded another marginal movement with a growth of 0.13% to abate the Year-to-Date (YTD) loss of the Market…
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Biotech startup, 54Gene raises $500,000 to boost COVID-19 testing in Nigeria
Health and biotech company 54Gene has raised $500,000 for a fund aimed at improving Nigeria’s capacity to carry out tests for COVID-19. The money raised for the Nigeria COVID-19 Testing Support Fund will ramp up testing for the disease by up to 1,000 additional tests a day, the company said. The improved capacity will be […] The post Biotech startup, 54Gene raises $500,000 to boost COVID-19 testing in Nigeria appeared first on TechCabal.
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Moscow Pilots A Post-Covid-19 World
Mr. A: Why is the U.S struggling with lock down compliance? Mr. B: It cannot monitor and punish for non-compliance, unlike China and Russia. Welcome back to Moscow from a Covid-19 exposed nation. Sign this document that you would self-quarantine for 14 days. Please note: we have activated over 100,000 cameras with facial recognition capabilities across Moscow. If we pick your face in the next 14 days, you will spend 5 years in Jail. This is my call and what will happen in some counties in coming years:we will move from cameras to biochip implantation to track and monitor citizens.…
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Nigeria’s renewed Broadband Plan sets ambitious 70% coverage by 2025
In 2013, the Nigerian government launched a 5-year National Broadband Plan (NBP) with the primary aim of driving broadband penetration from about 5% in 2012 to 30%. The plan was a strategic roadmap to make affordable broadband accessible to all Nigerians in five years.  The NBP sought to do this in a number of ways; […] The post Nigeria’s renewed Broadband Plan sets ambitious 70% coverage by 2025 appeared first on TechCabal.
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COVID-19 and the Irony of “Nwa Ngene”
Nwa Ngene is a small stream that ran through Fegge, Onitsha. My mother always tells of how they used to go there as small children to kill small fishes, wash their clothes, bathe, swim and do other playful things children do in that kind of stream. She said the stream was always dirty because, apart from being a “playground” for children, people walk through it when they want to take the short cut from Fegge to Ose Market. So Nwa Ngene is not where people fetch drinking water, officially, but those children bathing and swimming in the water still drink…
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