Archive for the ‘Nigeria’ category

Africa’s richest man makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People list

Nigerian Aliko Dangote praised for his contribution to business and healthcare.

The consequences of Nigeria’s GDP rebasing

Although Nigeria now exceeds South Africa in economic size, it still has a long way to go to reach a similar level of development.

BRICs economist Jim O’Neill invests in Nigerian mobile payments company

O’Neill backs Paga as “the number one way to pay and get paid in Nigeria”.

Social media in Nigeria – mobile chat dominates

A recent report highlights social media trends in Africa’s biggest economy.

Potato chip manufacturer talks about getting Nigerians to buy local

“We as Nigerians always believe that foreign brands are better than locally made brands… which poses a challenge to us.”

Yes, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy, but don’t expect a quick buck

Investors interested in Nigeria should be prepared, and be in it for the long term.

From New York to Lagos: The inspiration behind a new taxi app in Nigeria

The Easy Taxi Nigeria app links customers with reputable drivers in Lagos and Abuja.

Why a former doctor decided to start an online supermarket in Nigeria

“Gloo.ng is an outpouring of affection to my wife, and by extension, to all our target users,” says founder.

Using the high-end health market for regional integration in Africa

Increasingly more tourists are visiting African countries to receive healthcare.

Gossy Ukanwoke – Nigeria’s online university pioneer

Offering courses in a variety of subjects, Beni American University students access all material online.

Nigeria vs SA: GDP is not everything, says Martyn Davies

Analyst says it is important to look at the bigger picture of Nigeria’s new label as top economy in Africa.

Innovating in Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos

To get around traffic problems in Lagos, DHL Express transports express cargo via boat.

East Africa ‘has all the ingredients for private equity’

TBL Mirror Fund looking to “buy into the growth story” of entrepreneurial businesses.

African Land Investments eyeing malls in key markets across the continent

Property investment firm aims to grow its portfolio to US$500m.

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as continent’s largest economy

After months of speculation, Nigeria today officially overtook South Africa as the largest economy on the continent.