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IMPACT MAKERS: How to Stay Relevant in a Competitive World
By Adebola Alabi I was recently called upon to speak to a group of employees at an event to mark the company’s expansion into a new line of business. This company has been doing very well with a loyal customer base. I figure out that since they have such a loyal fan base, that there must be something great about them. I decided to motivate them further and ensure that each of the team members knows and understand that they count. I wanted them to continue to work as a team and understand that the company will continue to achieve success… The post IMPACT MAKERS: How to Stay Relevant in a Competitive World appeared first on Tekedia.
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Emerging markets are money savvy and ready for change – Says Luno
The adoption of cryptocurrencies in developing countries has been well documented and the anomaly is often flagged that people who have less appear to take greater financial risks. Initial findings from the Luno ‘Future of Money’ survey, which took the views of more than 7000 respondents across Europe, Africa and South-East Asia helps explain this […]
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Apply for the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award 2019 (Fully-funded to the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, USA)
You could join Microsoft at the Grace Hopper Celebration for a week of networking, professional development, and inspiring discussion. Eligibility: Registered Windows Insiders can apply for the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award 2019. To be eligible for the award, join the Windows Insider Program by registering at https://insider.windows.com/en-us/getting-started/#register. The award is open to all […]
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The Helicopter Landed , And Saved The Man From Lagos Road Traffic [Video]
This Nigerian man summoned his helicopter to airlift him after being stuck in the legendary Lagos traffic for hours.  The cars made way and the helicopter picked him – and he flew over traffic! Paraphrasing Ronald Reagan, he left the solid bounds of Nigerian traffic and touched his home! Take note: they will be ordering helicopters now since they can be used to deal with traffic. Nigerian man calls for his helicopter to be used to take him to his destination, after being stuck in Lagos traffic for hours. pic.twitter.com/730XRi1h0J — Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 23, 2019 The post The Helicopter Landed , And Saved The Man From Lagos Road Traffic [Video] appeared first on Tekedia.
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Emotional Intelligence – Understanding the Key Success
By Adaku Efuribe ‘’By striving to control your thoughts, you resist becoming a slave to your emotions, allowing yourself to live in a way that’s in harmony with your goals and values’’. Justin Bariso Emotional intelligence can be defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. To survive in today’s world, we need to apply emotional intelligence in all aspects of relationships, be it family, place of work, social or religious gatherings. I have come to the conclusion that human behaviour has a lot to do with… The post Emotional Intelligence – Understanding the Key Success appeared first on Tekedia.
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What is Quantum Computing?
By Sani Nahuche The quantum computers can capitalize on the prowess of atoms and molecules to perform memory and processing tasks. In this way, quantum computing presents an alternative approach to traditional computing which is based on a memory made up of bits. In traditional computers, data is encoded into binary digits (bits), each of which assumes either of the definite states of 0 and 1. The computation process in traditional computers is carried out using electronic transistors and capacitors. Unlike it, however, quantum computing relies on quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement. Quantum computation uses quantum bits called qubits… The post What is Quantum Computing? appeared first on Tekedia.
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Nigeria’s Curacel is Combating Health Insurance Fraud with AI
By Nnamdi Odumody Curacel is a platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to tackle fraud, waste and, abuse (FWA), in healthcare insurance, thus helping health insurers realize massive time and cost savings. Its solution detects fraud and error in customer data, and speeds up the processing for health insurers, and their partner healthcare providers. Using an intelligent rules engine, Curacel’s Platform helps Health Insurers realize massive time and cost savings eClaims When claims data enters the platform, each claim passes through an extensive data validation process powered by eClaims engine, producing risk scoring metrics and pinpointing FWA in each claim. eClaims… The post Nigeria’s Curacel is Combating Health Insurance Fraud with AI appeared first on Tekedia.
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Language Shift in Nigeria: A Call for Action
By Ozioma Kalu The English language in Nigeria is gradually sliding away from its position as a second language to that of a first language. Observation has shown that most young children, especially those in urban areas, encounter challenges using their Nigerian indigenous languages. In fact, the younger they are, the more incomprehensible the native language is to them. Children below school age have shown very low level of competency in their mother tongue but a very high one in either English or Nigerian Pidgin. The reason behind this could be because the school-age children have been exposed to their… The post Language Shift in Nigeria: A Call for Action appeared first on Tekedia.
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Inspiring Corporate Loyalty through Leadership
By Olumide Durotoluwa “At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the twelve and asked, “Are you going to leave, too?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life. We believe them and we know you are the Holy One of God” – John 6:66-69 (NLT) That’s a conversation between a great leader and his followers. A display of loyalty. Loyalty is when your employees or customers are ready to suffer some inconveniences to continue working with you or doing business with… The post Inspiring Corporate Loyalty through Leadership appeared first on Tekedia.
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Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Opens Class Four Registration
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The Speakers at the Student Entrepreneurship Week pan-Africa
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Nigeria Needs A Fourth Industrial Workforce To Compete Globally
By Nnamdi Odumody In this Fourth Industrial Age, talent has become a highly sought after factor as it has emerged as the major determinant of where capital which is scarce is moving to. As innovation is a prerequisite for the global competitiveness of countries, it is the investment in human capital development that will position nations for leadership in this era. The United States, which until recently, followed by Hong Kong, was the most globally competitive economy, is now third, exchanging positions with Singapore. Its Ivy League universities help it to attract both local and foreign talent who contribute their… The post Nigeria Needs A Fourth Industrial Workforce To Compete Globally appeared first on Tekedia.
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MAX.ng Raised 7 Million Dollars in Collaboration with Yamaha
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Africa’s Significance on the Future of AI Research
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Safaricom Takes Flash Call Mainstream with “Reverse Call” Feature
Safaricom has won my innovation of half-year award with “Reverse Call” feature.  With reverse call feature, a caller can transfer the cost of a call to the receiver by adding ‘#’ before the number they are calling. For instance, to transfer the cost of the call to 0722000000, a customer will dial #0722000000. I think that is amazing. Simply, you may not even need to load credits for some people knowing that they can reach you anytime they want provided you have credits. To avoid abuse, they even have a feature that ensures you know you are paying for the… The post Safaricom Takes Flash Call Mainstream with “Reverse Call” Feature appeared first on Tekedia.
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Africa’s Fintech Startups Hit 491
Africa’s fintech sector is growing at a fast pace, with the number of startups operating in the space growing by more than 60 per cent in the last two years, while funding has hit new records. Following a successful first edition in 2017, Disrupt Africa has released Finnovating for Africa 2019: Reimagining the African financial services landscape, which finds the number of active fintech ventures across the continent has grown to 491 from 301 in 2017. South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya remain the main three markets, with 141, 101 and 78 active ventures respectively, accounting for 65.2 percent of Africa’s fintech… The post Africa’s Fintech Startups Hit 491 appeared first on Tekedia.
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Truecaller Evolving into a Superapp; WhatsApp Competitor
Truecaller, a mobile app that lets you see who’s calling and block unwanted calls, adds voice call. It is working hard to become a superapp and a possible WhatsApp competitor. It has recently integrated payment: “Truecaller currently offers a one-stop integrated communication platform that hosts a range of key features including Caller ID, Intelligent dialer, Smart SMS inbox, Mobile Payments and Flash messaging.” With Libra unveiling by Facebook, Truecaller will have to evolve more if it wants to win Africa. In line with its vision to be a complete communication app, Truecaller, has announced the launch of its voice call… The post Truecaller Evolving into a Superapp; WhatsApp Competitor appeared first on Tekedia.
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What does Linda Ikeji TV and Oil Money Have in Common?
By John Beecroft A few days ago, I read in Forbes Africa about Linda Ikeji’s latest venture – Linda Ikeji TV (LITV), a subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform. Since the launch in June 2018, 80,000 subscribers paid for a one-month subscription of N1,000 per subscriber. And bam! that gives a total of eighty million naira (N80m) monthly if she manages to keep them faithful. What about oil? Oil sells at about $60 per barrel. Now assuming a $20 profit per barrel, that’s only N7,200. What’s special about this? Well, pump two million barrels per day, and suddenly you have… The post What does Linda Ikeji TV and Oil Money Have in Common? appeared first on Tekedia.
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My Experience With ‘Subtle Racism’ In The UK
By Adaku Efuribe I had an encounter with a lovely gentleman on a sunny afternoon; I had just finished the half shift for the day and quickly went to the grocery store next door to get myself some cool crunchy salad as the weather was very hot and I wanted to stick to vegetables that  afternoon after I had a massive bowl of Icelandic low fat yourghort the previous day. The UK hot weather is quite different form the Nigerian weather I must say, Although I was born in the UK but having lived a great chunk of my life… The post My Experience With ‘Subtle Racism’ In The UK appeared first on Tekedia.
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U.S. Bans Chinese Supercomputing Firms
U.S. hits Chinese Supercomputing big players, giving them Huawei treatment: ‘The Commerce Department on Friday took its broadest swipe yet at China’s supercomputing industry, imposing new export restrictions that effectively bar five major Chinese developers of next-generation, high-performance computing from obtaining U.S. technology”. The Commerce Department blacklisted five more Chinese entities yesterday, all of which are involved in the production of supercomputers. By total number of units, China is the world leader in supercomputing, with 227 supercomputers compared to 109 in the U.S. – however the U.S. has the world’s two fastest units. Supercomputers can perform over a billion-billion computations… The post U.S. Bans Chinese Supercomputing Firms appeared first on Tekedia.
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How To Make Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Globally Competitive
By Nnamdi Odumody The manufacturing sector in Nigeria is faced with a whole lot of challenges which has affected its productivity and prevented it from being globally competitive. According to data  on Global Competitiveness of Emerging Economies from the World Economic Forum 2018 and Business Day Nigeria, Nigeria was ranked 10th at 47.5 percent with India first at 62 percent, followed by South Africa 60.8 percent, Brazil 59.5 percent, Algeria 53.8 percent, Kenya 53.7 percent, Egypt 53.6 percent, Ghana 51.3 percent and Rwanda 50.9 percent. The Manufacturers CEO’s Confidence Index survey conducted by the Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria in the… The post How To Make Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Globally Competitive appeared first on Tekedia.
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JP Morgan Chase’s IT Budget Now Twice Nigeria’s Federal Capital Expenditure
Three big global banks, Bank of America, Chase and Santander, have reported that each of them will spend at least $10 billion on IT on the year ahead [Chase specifically is $11.4 billion]. To put that in perspective, Nigeria’s total national budget is about $25 billion. If you remove wages, debt servicing, what Chase spends on IT is more than double what Nigeria spends on infrastructure and broad capital projects. JPMorgan landed at No. 1 with an $11.4 billion technology budget for the year ahead. That’s a 5.6 percent increase from 2018 figures, with researchers finding nearly half of its technology budget… The post JP Morgan Chase’s IT Budget Now Twice Nigeria’s Federal Capital Expenditure appeared first on Tekedia.
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Google’s TensorFlow Goes Into African Farms
TensorFlow is an open source machine learning library. According to Google, many companies, nonprofits, researchers and developers have used TensorFlow in many brilliant ways. One use case is detecting cassava disease at scale. PlantMD’s machine learning model was inspired by a dataset from PlantVillage, a research and development unit at Penn State University. PlantVillage created an app called Nuru, Swahili for “light,” to assist farmers to grow better cassava, a crop in Africa that provides food for over half a billion people daily. Though cassava is tolerant to droughts and capable of growing with minimal soil–making it an ideal crop in harsh… The post Google’s TensorFlow Goes Into African Farms appeared first on Tekedia.
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Nigeria’s MedTech MDaaS Raises $1 million to Expand Diagnostic and Primary Care Facilities
Nigeria’s medtech startup, MDaaS, builds network of diagnostic and primary care facilities. It just raised $1 million from Consonance Investment Managers, Techstars, and FINCA Ventures.  It will use the money for expansion across Nigeria and broad Africa. MDaaS Global provides all patients with the diagnostics they need to identify health issues earlier, gain access to treatment, and ultimately, live happier, healthier lives. Through its patient-facing brand BeaconHealth Diagnostics, MDaaS Global offers a wide range of services including imaging services such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, & and mammography, cardiac services such as ECG and echo, and lab services, ranging from chemistry… The post Nigeria’s MedTech MDaaS Raises $1 million to Expand Diagnostic and Primary Care Facilities appeared first on Tekedia.
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Lagos Needs Apps to Improve Efficiency of Food Sharing Value Chain
By Mutiu Iyanda Like other main cities in Nigeria, wasting food is unavoidable in Lagos. This is one of the major results of recent research I conducted in Lekki, Ajah and Yaba areas of Lagos state on food sharing as a potential solution to reduce food waste. Within these areas, it is evident that people are ready to share the leftovers with their neighbours and be responsible consumers by preventing waste. As Lagos state and federal governments working towards attainment of Goal 2 –ending hunger and promoting food security of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, analysis indicates that the behaviour of… The post Lagos Needs Apps to Improve Efficiency of Food Sharing Value Chain appeared first on Tekedia.
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Ghana’s Aidah Bot Powers Customer Engagement with AI
By Nnamdi Odumody Aidah Bot is a platform from Ghana which utilizes artificial intelligence to automate customer engagement and provides ticketing support for businesses on their digital platforms. At Aidah our mission is to connect companies with their online customers through our communication platform. We provide businesses with a multi-channel/automated messenger and empowering companies to deliver better experiences with their sales and support teams It helps businesses in providing instant customer support to their customers while enabling access to different channels such as social media platforms and websites, from a single platform, saving them the hassle of switching between platforms.… The post Ghana’s Aidah Bot Powers Customer Engagement with AI appeared first on Tekedia.
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African Development Bank Plots a Future of Financial Inclusion with a Financing Facility
By Nnamdi Odumody The African Development Bank in conjunction with strategic partners recently launched the African Digital Financial Inclusion Facility to scale access to the provision of digital financial services across Africa. The African Development Bank, with donor partners, will launch the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI) on 12 June 2019 at the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea…. Digital financial services are emerging as a powerful force for financial inclusion, gender equality and inclusive economic growth. For consumers in low and middle-income countries, digital financial tools, such as mobile payment systems, provide a gateway to greater economic… The post African Development Bank Plots a Future of Financial Inclusion with a Financing Facility appeared first on Tekedia.
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Ethiopia’s Pivotal Urgency on Becoming Africa’s Startup Hub
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Amaecom Global Is Hiring A Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM Developer, Abuja
Amaecom Global is looking to add a Developer with Microsoft Dynamics CRM experience to its team in Abuja, Nigeria. Amaecom is Nigeria’s largest public sector-focused asset financing and leasing company. It has more than 30 branches, and employs excess of 350 staff in its Group which plays in manufacturing, asset financing, mobility, and more. Amaecom Global Ltd (http://amaecomglobal.com) is an indigenous company registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission to provide financial services in areas of consumer and corporate business asset acquisitions, covering both private and public sectors. Our services range from asset acquisition to hire purchase financing through two core… The post Amaecom Global Is Hiring A Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM Developer, Abuja appeared first on Tekedia.
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Bidaya: Morocco’s Most Significant Tech Incubator
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Huawei Goes with Double Play Strategy, Asks US Firms to Begin Paying Patent Royalties
Huawei had estimated that it would lose about $30 billion internationally as a result of the bans in U.S. But it seems the company will cover a good part of that money by asking American companies which license its patents to pay more royalties, CNBC reports; Verizon, a leading telco, could be owing $1 billion.  Of course, doing that could be seen as using “monopoly” power [think Apple and Qualcomm legal case], but I am not sure who will make that call right now: ‘CEO Ren Zhengfei says he “may try to get some money” from firms using the company’s… The post Huawei Goes with Double Play Strategy, Asks US Firms to Begin Paying Patent Royalties appeared first on Tekedia.
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Best Apps for Anxious People
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Getting into Technology Consulting Panel
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa June 27, 2019 · 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm In the technology consulting field, the battle is on for the best talent. But, who are these people? Among many other things, successful technology consultants are able to bring together their thoughtful and strategic consulting approach and a client- and solution-focused mindset, with a solid understanding […] Getting into Technology Consulting Panel Innov8tiv.com
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How Foreign Aid Shapes Media Coverage and Eventual Nigeria Ranking on Corruption
By Mutiu Iyanda  From the north to the south, professionals, public analysts and government officials have accused leaders in the south for not delivering good governance to the people even though good governance is entrenched in the constitutions of most countries comprising the global south.   Ensuring good governance in the south, governments and philanthropists in the global north believe that independent media and freedom of the press must be deep-rooted in the region. Over the last three decades, this notion among others, have been the factors for the flow of aid to the region with a view of removing obstacles… The post How Foreign Aid Shapes Media Coverage and Eventual Nigeria Ranking on Corruption appeared first on Tekedia.
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Twitter bruising egos online by alerting users when someone unfollows them
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Is there someone on your Twitter News Feeds who annoys you, posts irrelevant content, or is outright boring? Well, you can unfollow them and not feel guilty about it, unless of course, you know they will be proactively checking out, you follow them. It will be awkward if the person you are following is someone […] Twitter bruising egos online by alerting users when someone unfollows them Innov8tiv.com
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MEST Africa Holds Its Fourth Edition of MEST Africa Summit
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