Top tech headlines this week — Nov 16, 2019

Top tech headlines this week

Moyinoluwa Adeyemi named Google developer expert for Android

Another Nigerian has achieved something amazing in the world of technology. Moyinoluwa Adeyemi has been named a Google expert for Android. Moyin herself shared this on Twitter recently and she will…

 

Financial services app, GoMoney storms Nigeria

GoMoney, a mobile financial service, has announced its official launch into the Nigerian market. This service was designed to take care of the needs of Nigerians. It will help us spend…

 

Ninlan set to enhance literacy and tech with indigenous languages

The National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba has revealed plans to enhance Nigeria’s literacy level and boost industrialization via the use of Nigeria’s indigenous languages…..

 

WhatsApp bans users in groups with controversial names

Some regular Whatsapp users have been banned from the private messaging platform for being a part of groups with suspicious or questionable names. WhatsApp bans users who are members of groups with…

 

Motorola Moto G8 video leaks triple rear camera

A freshly leaked promotional clip has revealed the Motorola’s Moto G8 for the first time. It is a device that is about to be the 3rd entry in the G8 lineup…

Moto G8 phones leak with Snapdragon 665
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Infinix launches S5 in Nigeria for below 70K

Infinix, a popular online-driven smartphone brand designed for the youths recently announced the launch of the Infinix S5, a phone with the largest Infinity-O Display, for less than 70,000 Naira. This…

 

Uber and other ride-hailing services to pay a mandatory annual fee to DVLA

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has announced a mandatory fee to be paid annually by drivers in the ride-hailing services in the country. The drivers on these platforms are…

 

SIM card re-registration to commence January 30th 2020 in Ghana

The Ministry of Communication has announced that, from 1st January to 30th June 2020, all mobile phone users must re-register their SIM cards to prevent them from losing their existing numbers. According…

 

MTN, Ecobank, Samsung partner to introduce a new device financing programme

MTN Ghana has partnered with Ecobank Ghana and Samsung for a new Customer Device Financing programme for customers. With this programme, customers of both the telecom giant and the bank can get…

MTN, Ecobank, Samsung introduce customer device financing programme

10 most important people in Nigerian tech

In the whole of Africa, Nigeria’s tech ecosystem is the talk of the town. This is not shocking because Nigeria is both Africa’s largest economy and the most populous country on…

 

How to quickly enable DNS-over-HTTPS in your browser

This is a quick guide to adding another layer of security for your online activities. For those who don’t know what DNS-over-HTTPS does, it simply prevents ISP’s from seeing what DNS…

 

Amazon set to open its first non-whole Foods grocery store in 2020

Amazon is launching its 1st non-whole Foods grocery store in the LA neighborhood of Woodland Hills, reports have said. First reported by CNET, which highlighted various job postings referencing the location,…

 

Chinese phone maker Vivo officially hits the Kenyan market

One of the Chinese phone makers, also making waves around the world, Vivo, has now officially entered the Kenyan smartphone market. The CEO of Vivo Kenya, Arthur Xian assured that the…

 

Ayoba messaging platform, powered by MTN, reaches 1 million active users

MTN Group today announced that its instant messaging platform, Ayoba has reached 1 million monthly active users. Ayoba is an advanced communications application localised for African and Middle East consumer needs,…

MTN-powered Ayoba messaging app

Vodacom invests billions in its South African network

Vodacom has released it’s interim results showing a major investment in its South African network. The result, for the last six months ended 30 September 2019, reveal that R4.8-billion was parted…

 

5 Agritech startups helping farmers across Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s population will definitely double up before 2050, and access to dependable and cheap food sources is now very important. AgriTech startups in Africa and innovative services have a major…

 

OPay gets CBN approval for international money transfer

OPay, a provider of payment, ride-hailing, food delivery and loan services, has gotten approval by Nigeria’s Apex Bank Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to start international money transfer in Nigeria. Kunle Olamuyiwa,…

 

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing making a strong statement in the auto industry

If you’ve ever encountered a Nigerian you can testify that they show up and show off. And that is not only at parties and events. From academia, to arts and entertainment,…

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