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Google just announced the first Nigerian archive on Google Cultural Institute that documents photography of early 20th century Nigeria. The archive is owned by the Pan-Atlantic University, making them one of the nearly 400 partners from 52 countries that make up the Cultural Institute. The Google Cultural Institute aims to preserve the world’s culture and history online by partnering with museums, cultural institutions, and archives all over the world. The Pan-Atlantic University currently has two exhibitions up: Birth of the Nigerian Colony visually displays the birth of the colony thatRead More
Recently launched Oveem is an e-commerce store for fresh fruits and vegetables in Nigeria – at least that’s what the description on the site says. Oveem’s website has eight categories of fruits and vegetables to choose from and promises to deliver within 24 hours. Here’s what the website looks like The service currently delivers to these areas in Lagos: Apapa, Ikeja, Ikoyi, Isolo, Victoria Island, Lagos Island, Lekki, Surulere and Yaba. We know you’re already thinking about how they intend to preserve fruits over long periods of time. Well, Oveem’sRead More
TechCabal in partnership with Social Media Week Lagos, announced its first startup competition dubbed TechCabal Battlefield (think a local version of the one from TechCrunch Disrupt). Also in partnership with Stanbic IBTC, Jobberman, VC4Africa, Memeburn and others, TechCabal will look for budding startups and put them through training sessions with industry professionals. The finalists will then present to a panel of judges that includes Iroko Partners CEO, Jason Njoku (iROKOtv, iROKING) amd Jobberman CEO, Ayodeji Adewunmi. The juicy bit (and the reason you probably clicked this link) is the $22,000 prize for theRead More
If you’re familiar with GrubHub, Seamless or Just-Eat, you’ll love HelloFood. Ordering food in Nigeria (speaking from a Lagosian’s perspective) can be a little bit of pain. If you don’t collect the restaurant’s phone number or menu while you’re there, it might be hard to satisfy your craving when you don’t have a ride or you’re just lazy. This is where HelloFood comes to the rescue. You have a good number of restaurants to order from, including Chicken Republic and even Ghana High Commission. You also get good deals from certain places like Johnny Rockets whereRead More
  TaxiPark co-founders Rodney Jackson-Cole and Ugochi Ugbomeh have launched a new Taxi booking and place discovery service – Tranzit. Tranzit retains the original business model of TaxiPark – booking and paying for Taxis, but encourages users to discover new places and things to do around them. The service will be live for Nigerians on the 1st of August while currently running TaxiPark will be shut down. We haven’t been given a reason for the closure of TaxiPark but industry sources say the co-founders had a conflict of interest asRead More
Gaming startup, Kuluya, has launched a new version of its website. The website still retains its popular games but the new twist comes with tokens, challenges and tournaments. Kuluya now allows its users sign in via Facebook or email and get tokens for playing games. The number of tokens you get for playing each game differs based on your rank of Chairman, Expert, Intermediate, Learner or Newcomer. Chairman is as high as you can go. To increase your rank you have to increase your skill level at any of the games.Read More
If you were at Mobile Web West Africa last year, you would agree that it was one of the best tech conferences in Nigeria of the year. With top notch speakers and a wonderful venue, we learnt so much about the industry. This year, All Amber, the organisers of Mobile Web West Africa, have added an extra day to the event. The event, will hold at Four Points by Sheraton, V.I and  run from the May 7 – May 10, 2013. The 7th is for a special Mobile Marketing West AfricaRead More
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Posted On December 24, 2012By BinjoIn Top Stories

Nokia And Gidi Traffic Launch Traffic App

Nokia has launched a traffic tracking app for Lagos in conjunction with Gidi Traffic. The app pulls tweets from the @Gidi_Traffic and shows them on applicable Lagos roads. Here’s the catch: the app is only available to Nokia phone users. Duuh. Don’t fret yet. If you’re on a non-Nokia phone or on desktop browser , you can view mapped Gidi Traffic and Traffic Butter(stop jacking Gidi Traffic mentions guys) tweets on LGTNigeria. For Nokia, that’s another reason to get one of their phones. Other crowdsourcesd traffic apps like Traffikator andRead More
The first time we saw TaxiPark in March, it was a simple app that let you find cab providers within Lagos and call them. Interactive Shack  then added cab companies in Abuja and mapped directions if you needed. A BlackBerry app was also launched. In this new iteration of TaxiPark, iShack will allow you do the ultimate task. You will finally be able to book a cab in Lagos via the internet from December 20th. We’ve been given priority access and we’ll take you through simple steps in booking yourRead More
You know how we keep complaining about how there isn’t enough “local content” out there? Maker Faire Africa’s aim is to sharpen focus on locally generated, bottom-up prototypes of technologies that solve immediate challenges to development. Maker Faire Africa creates a space where innovations, inventions and initiatives relating to and solving African problems are showcased, supported and propagated. The first Maker Faire Africa was in Ghana in 2009. The second phase was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2010, and the third in Cairo in 2011. If you’re good with robotsRead More