Startup funding in Africa’s major tech hubs decline

Funding for Kenyan startups dropped from $47.3 million in 2015 to $10.5 million in 2016.

After a decade of optimism, buzz around Kenya’s tech potential has waned, as many startups failed to become profitable or went bankrupt.

Optimism was fueled by successes like mobile-money service M-Pesa and crowdsourced reporting and mapping platform Ushahidi, both created in Kenya a decade ago. Continue reading

Google Maps can now tell you where you parked your car

“Hey dude, where’s my car”, I saw it in Davido’s house. Never again and I say never again will you have to be the confused and frustrated car finder, courtesy of a new Google Maps feature that lets you save your parking location on a map.

Originally launched as part of a Google Maps beta (and only on Android) in March 2017, the feature just went live on Android and iOS. Continue reading

Buhari Is A Friday President Says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that Nigerians did not elect General Muhammadu Buhari to function as a “Friday President”, adding that Buhari was now acting more like a ceremonial and part-time President. The governor, who said he was glad that his constructive criticism was getting to the President and his handlers, noted that it was not enough for the President of a country like Nigeria to be seen in public only while attending Friday Jumat service at the Presidential Villa, videos of his activities should be made public too. Continue reading

Kurengworkx | Underwater Pictures In Nigeria

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Photography is an ever going war with the mind and the interpretation of a picture is always free to the right emotion. Now, Kurengworkx is not only a photo studio but an art studio that paints rare emotional pictures that tells a story with the camera. And the amazing fact about the Kurengworkx process is the craft that goes into it, like dress can be made of curtains etc. Continue reading

7 Nigerian students to fly country’s flag at first global robot Olympics

Just this summer, no fewer than seven students from both public and private schools will showcase their creative skills at the First Global Robot Challenges slated to hold in Washington, the United States of America with 149 other nations. The students who are presently based in a tech studio, according to the promoters, were picked from different schools in Lagos. Many of them, it was learnt, have represented Nigeria in similar competitions in the past. Continue reading

Facebook announces React Fiber


fascebook awomkennethGoodnews developers, or what I call the people of copy and paste from the land of git. Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn’t previously talked much about React Fiber, as the project is called, but it has actually been working on it for a while.
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2017 Plateau Man Of The Year Award The Biggest Plateau State Award


COA MEDIA the organizers of the 2017 Face Of Plateau beauty pageant, announces RT.Hon Simon Bako Lalong the executive Governor of Plateau as the recipient of the Plateau Man Of The Year Award alongside Rochas, bishop Kwashi,I D Gyang, Steve Gukas, Chu Bagu, Nanven Nimfel, Nenle Gujor, Hon Mafeng Gwallson, Sani Mu’azu etc.  For their contribution to the development, peace and unity on the Plateau State, the award will take place at Crest Hotel, Jos, with red carpet starting by 3:30 while events starts by 5 pm.

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The HTC One X10 Has A 2 TeraByte Expandable Memory, Boy I Am Done


HTC fans are you bored, wait do you guys even exit, I thought that apple, samsung, google and the other ones (blackberry) would have taken up the fandom and leaving no one to spare.  But anyways the HTC One X10 is finally out! Yeah! Boy is this silence I hear? Continue reading

Your phone’s motion sensors can be used to hack you

You could be the most careful mobile user ever, but hackers can still steal your PINs and passwords simply by spying on your phone’s motion sensors. A team of cyber researchers from the UK’s Newcastle University have demonstrated how easy it is to steal a four-digit PIN by analyzing the way your phone tilts and moves as you type. You might think your phone’s movements are random, but they apparently create distinct patterns. During their tests, they were able to crack four-digit PINs on the first guess 70 percent of the time and 100 percent of the PINs they used by the fifth guess.

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World Health Organisation commends Nigeria’s handling of meningitis outbreak

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The World Health Organisation, WHO, has commended Nigeria for its swift response to tackle the meningitis epidemic in some parts of the country.
The Country Representative of the organisation in Nigeria, Alemu Wondi, made the commendation in Sokoto on Thursday when he paid a courtesy visit on the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III. Continue reading

Nikon’s D7500 is a mid-range DSLR photographers bae

Where the photographers, there is a new toy in town and it is a beast! Well a chinese beast (lol) , the Nikon D7500 is a mid-range DSLR that succeeds the D7200 and shares much in common with the higher-end D500. It has the same 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor (without an antialiasing filter) as the D500, and the same Expeed 5 image processor. Continue reading

Kenya Government Fear Of Technology?

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Africa is the next frontier, raise your hand up if you are tired of hearing that iconic line that just seems to be a line and not a reality. It is almost synonymous with the catchphrase Nigerian youths are tired of hearing “you are the leaders of tomorrow”.  Are you not tired of seeing over $50 Billion worth of resources leave the country every year and nobody is doing anything about it.  Continue reading

Facebook has 5 million advertisers and efe has N25 million

5 Million advertisers, now my children will be asking Dad what were you doing when facebook was getting truckloads of money? I would say that I was giving them money too!

Facebook announced Monday that 5 million active advertisers are using its platform. Continue reading

This Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 drop test is brutal

Yes Nigerians reading this you heard me right, someone took $1600 to buy an Iphone 7 red and the Samsung Galaxy S8, only to just completely destroy it!  With $1600 i could pay an entire village school fees for like 10 years. The youtuber (EverythingApplePro) that thought of this cool monstrosity was not even paid by the companies in question, but thankfully he got youtube to pay him and he did it before youtube adverts market share began to slide into oblivion.

It’s a little painful to watch two brand-new phones get tortured, but it’s all worth it. While the Galaxy S8’s glass back is destroyed almost instantly (as expected), the larger and longer bezel-less “infinity display” is definitely more durable than the iPhone 7’s screen, even when dropped from a height of 25 feet.

Both screens end up cracked and damaged in all places, but in the end, the Galaxy S8’s screen is considerably less shattered, which is quite impressive.

#SpaceAppsJos 2017 registration is now opened

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Nigeria’s Leading Innovation Hub To Host NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 For The Second Time!
In its last edition, the challenge brought together so many talented people; enthusiasts, developers, entrepreneurs, designers and wannabes alike, who worked on different projects, in different teams but with a common aim of solving some of the problems the world is facing. Few among the theme challenges were eMobile Pastoralism, Aircheck and Earth Live. It took place at nHub Nigeria Jos, one of the three centers selected in Nigeria to host the event last year, joining Liverpool- United Kingdom, Blida- Algeria, Sydney- Australia, Ube- Japan, New York- USA as part of a global movement poised to redefine solutions and quality of life using technology.” Continue reading

How To Make $100 A Month On The Internet

How To Make $100 A Month On The Internet The fastest way to make money on the internet is to provide services as a freelancer, you would have to be a very multitasking superhuman consultant that is not ashamed to market your service.  As business person sometimes your name is not important, once people know what you do, they will surely find you. Start by evaluating yourself , what services can you provide for other people on the internet. Continue reading Plateau State Next Billion Naira Business

The next Unicorn (a billion dollar company) that will come out of Nigeria will be from Plateau State and not the Mr. I can do everthing state AKA Lagos.  Plateau has the best economy (coughs) and best environment to support creativity, and when you are a startup in the tech space, creativity is all that matters and not five hour traffic and pungent sewage scents.  And seems to be the next Amazon.  Continue reading

Twitter Might Offer a Paid Subscription Service Soon

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The most underrated social media in the world, Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription service to its power users, according to sources. The premium service will feature new tools on the TweetDeck — the dashboard application for brands, journalists, news organizations and professionals. Twitter users have been posting screenshots of surveys and a mock-up of the advanced Twitter service, which shows advanced analytics tools, alerts for breaking news and additional insight on trends and activity of an account’s followers. “We regularly conduct user research to gather feedback about people’s Twitter experience and to better inform our product investment decisions,” says a Twitter representative. Continue reading

See My Chat With Kim Kardashian Bot On Facebook

I just chatted with Kim Kardashian on facebook messenger and it was awesome !  She just invited me over for a party in Las Vegas at a five star Italian restaurant with the rest of the family.  I think facebook is very sick or the too much money is just making them zany day by day.  I am here thinking of what to eat and how to make the most of the poor system of education in Nigeria.  And facebook does a Kim Kardashian BOT! Continue reading