NITDA laments Nigeria’s N720b yearly loss to IT importation

Director General, NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami (3rd left) and Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity Senator AbdulFatai Buhari (1st right) during the inspection tour of Nigeria’s Startups participating at the Global GITEX Future Stars Movement in Dubai. PHOTO: TWITTER NITDA • Agency sees startups’ growth as panacea to losses • Lawmakers promise tax holiday […]

RESCUE DRONES CAN HELP WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, BUT ONLY WHEN THEY’RE ALLOWED TO

In the midst of Hurricane Harvey’s historic rampage, the Federal Aviation Administration restricted drone pilots without special authorization from flying near or around Houston and surrounding areas.The reason was fairly straightforward: The FAA wanted rescuers and first responders to have as much free airspace as possible without a bunch of buzzing drones in the way. […]

Why e-payment start-ups fail in Nigeria

For the electronic payment sub-sector of Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to grow its start-ups, some limiting factors must be overcome completely. Challenges currently identified as stunting the growth of payment start-ups in Nigeria, include un-scalable business model; insufficient funding; no advantage over existing solutions; skills shortage; regulation and too much competition. Africa […]

Google sued over allegations of gender pay discrimination

Three women have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of discriminating against female employees by underpaying them and denying them opportunities for promotions. The plaintiffs seek to turn their complaint into a class action lawsuit covering all women who worked at Google within the last four years. “Google has discriminated and continues to […]