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Patoranking, DJ Cuppy, Adekunle Gold and Fireboy DML hangout with fans to celebrate YouTube Music Week
YouTube is thrilled to announce it will be hosting a YouTube Music Week in Nigeria from 21 to 27 September to celebrate Nigerian music and music stars and, most importantly, their many fans.  Virtual hangouts with top Nigerian music stars will take place over four days during the week. Megastars Patoranking, DJ Cuppy, Adekunle Gold […]
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What Positions Can You Fill with a Master’s in Applied Statistics?
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa If you are looking for a promising field with great prospects and good pay, you’re definitely on the right track if you are considering statistics. Demand for statisticians and mathematicians is set to grow by 33% leading into 2029, which is way higher than the national average. One of the beautiful things about statistics is […] What Positions Can You Fill with a Master’s in Applied Statistics? Innov8tiv.com
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Facebook announces its New Office in Lagos, Nigeria
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021 As part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria – its second office on the African continent. Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan […] Facebook announces its New Office in Lagos, Nigeria Innov8tiv.com
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Are you Getting Value for Money from your Web Host?
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Web hosting is a vital part of any business’s online marketing. It’s the key component in the workings of a website, and without it, your site simply wouldn’t be available online. There are lots of different hosting options that web hosts have available to their clients. These range from everything such as shared hosting, which […] Are you Getting Value for Money from your Web Host? Innov8tiv.com
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“Who is a Non-Resident in Nigeria for the Banking Self-Certification Form?
Many questions after I posted Nigeria’s self-certification form for bank deposits. Many have asked “who is a non-resident in Nigeria?” People, that is a very hard question which naturally should not be. I will attempt it, not legally, but operationally. You can download the form here – a copy of the self-certification form (pdf). As you can see, the government is not deceiving anyone. This is just a pure class of communication mistake. The form is clearly written “non-resident” which means it does not apply to Nigerians. They sent a copy to us to assuage Nigerians who are already running to…
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Nigeria: A Country on the Pendulum
In a matter of weeks, Nigeria will turn 60. Each time I think about this, I ask myself if we are growing up or growing old. If we are growing up, we should have technological advancement, better infrastructure, good education system, lower poverty rate, access to good medical care, you name it. But then, everyday, instead of saying that things are getting better, we continue to talk about “the good old days”. As a child, my parents used to talk about those “good old days”, when the country was good. Then, they will say that we, the children, are no…
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Preservation of Base Transceiver Station: Our Collective Responsibility
The advent of the 21st century technological advancement resulted to a leap from the analogue to digital means of communication which is evolving through 2G, 3G, 4G, cellular network and will continue to evolve to 5G, 6G even beyond 7G, until lapse in time in communication is fully redeemed through the use of data technology.  It is no doubt that modern communication technology has reduced space, time and distance in communication, thus grossly impacting the educational, health, entertainment, religious, security and all sectors of the world’s economy. It is therefore of crucial importance to state that these celebrated digitalised platforms…
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Join Ndubuisi Ekekwe At MTN Business Masterclass – 23rd Sept, 10AM WAT
How do you create a new basis of competition through superior customer experiences? How do you move those customers into a world of fandom where they become fans, not just customers? How do you protect the castle by elevating the imaginations of your customers, by taking them from their needs, beyond expectations to perceptions? Great moats come when firms deliver exceptional customer experiences. Interestingly, getting into that deep nexus of customer relationships cannot come through guesswork. You need to understand your market. You need to know the customer. And you need to connect the dots. Like my Physics teacher while introducing…
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Digital Nomads: What’s it like to work in Malabo, the police state 35 minutes from Nigeria?
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Factsheet: What accelerator programmes offer African startups
You are reading Factsheet, our series of specific guides on experiencing and using technology platforms in Africa. Whether you are looking for knowledge on getting your African film on Netflix, raising a seed round or finishing an online design course, we are covering all that. — It’s not easy raising funding as an early-stage African […] The post Factsheet: What accelerator programmes offer African startups appeared first on TechCabal.
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A Copy of the Nigeria’s Self-Certification Form – Individual
You can download the form here – here is a copy of the self-certification form (pdf). As you can see, the government is not deceiving anyone. This is just a pure class of communication mistake. The form is clearly written “non-resident” which means it does not apply to Nigerians. They sent a copy to us to assuage Nigerians who are already running to withdraw money from their bank accounts. Please this is under control – government is not coming after your deposit. Hope we learn from this as a nation. If this is not well managed, some banks could have…
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Amidst the pandemic, Plentywaka completes over 190,000 trips in its first year
Nigerian bus-hailing company, Plentywaka says it has completed over 190,000 trips by more than 40,000 riders in its first year. The startup which launched in Lagos in September 2019 is a subsidiary of Crowdyvest Holdings, the parent company of agriculture investment platform, Farmcrowdy. Its Android and iOS apps allow riders book seats and schedule their […] The post Amidst the pandemic, Plentywaka completes over 190,000 trips in its first year appeared first on TechCabal.
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The Problem of Running Governments from Tweets
There are no self-certification requirements coming to Nigerians for their bank accounts. The government has clarified that the tweets were mistakes. Going through their updated note, it is evident that running governments from Twitter may not be optimal. Those days, a press release would have been prepared with all details included. But these days, from Nigeria to U.S. to UK, governments are confusing citizens as they try to fit the unfittable into few characters. “We apologize for the misleading tweets (now deleted) that went up yesterday, regarding the completion of self-certification forms by Reportable Persons,” the tweet reads. “The message…
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Finally, Nigerian Begins Unused Data Rollover Era
Regulations matter and they are very impactful. There was a time when if you have an Amazon or Walmart gift card, it would expire in your digital or physical purse. It was pure statistics: sell $1 million worth of gift cards, be assured that only 70% would be used before they expire. Yes, $300k on the right side of the balance sheet. So, with that, gift cards mushroomed in America with some brands offering even 60 day cards before they expire.  Then the hammer came from the U.S. Government: if these cards which people had paid with U.S. dollars expire…
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Nigeria’s Government Order for Self-certification Information Is Evidence of its Lingering Data Crisis
On Thursday, Nigerian government, through its social media pages, ordered Nigerians to obtain and fill Self-Certification forms in their respective financial institutions. The order said the forms are required by relevant financial institutions to carry out income tax regulations. “This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete and submit Self-Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions. “Persons holding accounts in different financial institutions are required to complete & submit the form to each one of the institutions. The forms are required by the relevant financial…
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Entrepreneurs that Made it Big from the Gambling Industry
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa The gambling industry is worth billions of dollars. Market value is steadily increasing year on year. So much so that by 2023, it will be worth over 93 billion dollars. In other words, over four times larger than what it was back in 2009 and double what it’s currently worth. And although many of the […] Entrepreneurs that Made it Big from the Gambling Industry Innov8tiv.com
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Gaming Technologies That Continue To Transform The Industry
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa If there is one field that is ever-evolving and constantly changing, it is the gaming field. And, you really don’t even have to be a dedicated gamer to notice the changes. It’s likely that you’ve seen some of the latest commercials and ads for upcoming video games. How could you not? The graphical technology available […] Gaming Technologies That Continue To Transform The Industry Innov8tiv.com
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The BIG Ban – TikTok and WeChat Off U.S. Bytewaves
He followed through, surprisingly. Do not mess with Donald Trump. No Chinese Communist Party algorithm or the American business community AI could understand the synaptic connections that keep Trump running. I am not his fan but I like it when people follow through. Like I said, his next destination would be delisting Chinese companies in the U.S. stock exchange. Yes, WeChat and TikTok are gone in the U.S. bytewaves. The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration’s executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. The Department said…
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The GREAT Bans – TikTok and WeChat Off U.S. Bytewares
The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration’s executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. The Department said Friday that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited. Apple and Google didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. While users who have already downloaded the apps may be able to continue using the software, the restrictions mean updated versions of the apps cannot be downloaded. “The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok…
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Is Jumia still failing to surprise investors?
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Instagram Founder could become New TikTok CEO
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Voice of the Next UI’s Vice Chancellor: Olayinka’s Successor Wants to Mend Cracking Walls of the University
The much announced Town-Hall meeting with the contenders for the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan has been held on Thursday 17, 2020.  The event was chaired by Ambassador Dr Akinyemi Bamidele Farounbi, Nigeria’s former ambassador to the Philippines and moderated by Chief Bisi Adesola, a business mogul. During the event, the duo stressed the need for competent Vice Chancellor, who would advance the country’s premier University vision and mission in the world. Some days before the Town-Hall meeting, the University of Ibadan Community Forum reported short profiles of the contenders. According to the Forum, Professors Femi Mimiko, Hassan…
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Sony to Launch Alpha 7S III in South Africa
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Pinnacle Extends Huawei Distribution Agreement Further into Africa
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Nvidia Unveils New Broadcast App
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Two Alleged Digtial Fraudsters Arrested in Kenya
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Edustripe’s School Management Platform is a Bet on Growth, Learning, and Progression
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Paratus Deploys 100Gig Fibre Ring in Zambia
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Google commits $3M to support SMEs, Women, and Youths across Africa
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Wishful thinking has many of us thinking we are living in the post-COVID19 pandemic. Though that argument can be quickly challenged given, most countries continue to report new coronavirus infections and deaths. Albeit, the rate is considerably low compared to the figures we saw some few months back. It might be safer to say we […] Google commits $3M to support SMEs, Women, and Youths across Africa Innov8tiv.com
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5 Rising African Startups in 2020
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7 Best Advertising Campaigns of Recent Years
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Visuals are an integral component of digital marketing. According to research, 65% of consumers are more likely to interpret a brand’s message if it has a visually appealing design. Companies that focus more on the design aspect manage to outshine their competitors by a whopping 200%. Anyone can create outstanding design, but only a few […] 7 Best Advertising Campaigns of Recent Years Innov8tiv.com
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Nigeria Looks for New Sources of Funds
This move by Nigeria is BIG: “This is to notify the general public that all account holders in Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance Companies, etc) are required to obtain, complete and submit Self – Certification Forms to their respective Financial Institutions. “Persons holding accounts in different financial institutions are required to complete & submit the form to each one of the institutions. The forms are required by the relevant financial institutions to carry out due diligence procedures in line with the Income Tax Regulations 2019.” Source Expect high escape velocity out of Nigeria , and the world of Bitcoin to blossom! Nigerians…
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The Nigeria’s New Anti-graft Agency
Mr. President, Nigeria does not need another anti-graft agency. ICPC and EFCC are just enough. The news that a new agency to be called Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency is being planned makes no sense.  The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, is wrong on this playbook. Your fellow citizens expect you to kill the idea.  As I noted when I spoke in the National Assembly last year, the United States does not have a sports ministry but yet, it is one of the major sporting nations in the world. By running an extremely efficient sports management…
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Nigeria’s Unnecessary Bill for a New Anti-graft Agency
On Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council approved a bill to establish an agency that will take charge of proceeds recovered by anti-graft agencies in Nigeria. The bill titled: ‘Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency Bill’ is designed to take the management of recovered assets and funds off the responsibility of the anti-graft agencies. The Attorney General of Federation, Abubakar Malami was directed to forward the bill to the National Assembly for passage. The development was disclosed by Malami after the FEC meeting, presided virtually by president Buhari on Wednesday. The Minister of Justice said currently, recovered assets and funds…
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Nigeria’s Rice Delusion
In this piece I argued that the reflexive fixation of Nigeria’s policy makers on import eradication as a solution to our economic problem is misplaced. I submitted that policy intervention should be informed by the peculiarities of our trade reality. It is arguable that, one of the reasons Nigeria has remained hobbled by the scourge of multidimensional poverty may be the unfortunate mismatch between our manifest trade realities and Government policy interventions. Oftentimes, policy intervention is aimed at curing us of chronic import addiction. The former Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh was seen in a video making the rounds on…
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Understand Your Marginal Cost!
As a digital consumer sector entrepreneur, pushing your marginal cost to a good position is a very important strategy. Understand your marginal cost! In this video, I explain how you can build a great business through a better understanding of marginal cost.
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