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).
Author: Olorunfemi Adedeji
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.
Jack Ma, co-founder and former chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks at Nigeria’s first Digital Economy Summit
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OPay acquires CBN approval for international money transfer
OPay, a provider of payment, ride-hailing, food delivery and loan services have been given approval by Nigeria’s Apex Bank Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commence international money transfer in Nigeria
@OppoMobileNg officially launches the #OPPOReno2Series today
The company also anounces its brand partnership with Toke Makinwa, a Nigerian author and media personality. Oppo has always pitched itself as a camera-centric brand. Be it for selfies or for other features found in its smartphones’ camera, it’s been all about the ‘sharp’ shooters. Interestingly, the company makes handset […]
Visa is paying $200m for a 20% stake in Interswitch
Based on a recent report by Sky News, Nigerian pioneer fintech business, Interswitch, is getting an investment of $200m from Visa for a 20% stake in the company.
Tizeti Introduces 4G LTE to boost broadband service
The launch of its 4G network provides Tizeti the opportunity to drive the growth in demand for eCommerce, music, interactive games and video consumption in Nigeria.
Car.ng, hospitals.ng, homes.ng and others up for auction by NIRA
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) auction for the premium Top Level Domain (TLD) names will take place on Twitter on the 18th of November, 2019 till 19th of November, 2019.
MTN launches “MusicTime!”, a music-streaming service.
Building up on their already impressive catalogue of digital content, MTN Nigeria has launched a music-streaming platform named “MusicTime!”.