The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) launched a reveneue collection platfor Qpay, with a quick search page for tax records of all Lagos taxpayers (https://lagos.qpay.ng/TaxPayer) that contains details such as names, home address, phone numbers, and emails of tax payers, all accessible to the general public.
Top Nigerian Applications Launched in 2019
uid, is a web platform that provides investors (individuals & businesses) access to aggregated investment opportunities across Africa with particular focus on the Agric sector.
Buhari Unveils Strategy For Digital Economy at E-Nigeria Conference
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday unveiled a strategy document aimed to galvanise the nation’s digital economy.
DSN wants government to make data science a priority study in schools.
Data Science Nigeria (DSN), a non-governmental organisation, driving knowledge in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related fields, has urged the Federal Government to include AI in secondary school curriculum.
Zenith Bank’s First Tech Fair Close-up on Machine Learning
The first edition of the Zenith Tech Fair, an initiative of Zenith Bank, today lends its voice to the teeming conversation around the future of work, enterprise and everyday living. The conference which held at the Landmark Events Centre also featured exhibitions and hackathon and covers conversations in emerging technology, […]
OPay raises fresh $120 million Series B funding
Just a short while after securing the approval of Nigeria’s Apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to commence international money transfer in Nigeria; the Nigeria-based fintech company OPay has raised $120 million Series B funding from a group of Chinese investors. Participating in the round include existing investors Meituan-Dianping, Source Code Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia China and GSR Ventures who funded the company’s $50 million raise in July.
USD $250,000 African Netprenuer prize goes to Nigerian
“We have to find the business that is simple, that has impact and that is profitable,” – Jack Ma
Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City
Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Antawan I. Byrd, practitioners were invited to respond to Nigeria’s former capital (replaced by Abuja in 1991).
OBus, OPay’s public bus service, suspends intra-city operations in Lagos
OPay which has been running public bus service — OBus, has reportedly suspended the operations. The limited route service which has been in its beta testing for close to four months, has gained a lot of interests amongst commuters within the city but in the same breathe had peculiar difficulties with competitions within the state.
Pantami directs NCC to address automatic voicemails issues on all networks
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to immediately ensure that issues regarding automatic voicemails are addressed on all existing phone lines in the country.