Tag Archives: Career

She Leads Africa accelerator program Selects 10 Startups

SLA-702x336Earlier today She Leads Africa (SLA) announced 10 early stage businesses that have been accepted into the 2016 SLA Accelerator Programme which began on July 11th in Lagos, Nigeria.

She Leads Africa partnered with the Work in Progress! Alliance (VC4Africa and Oxfam) and Guaranty Trust Bank to create a 3-month accelerator program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs.

TechPlus2016: A connected World, Africa’s biggest Tech Event

TECHPLUS2016_SpeakersTech experts, enthusiasts, innovators, policymakers and a vast spectrum of tech-savvy brands and individuals will from 22nd – 23rd July, 2016 be hosted at the biggest tech gathering in Nigeria, #TechPlus2016, billed to hold at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos – Nigeria.


Screenshot-614-658x388Hosted by Siyanda Africa Communications, in partnership with It’s about people, Silicon Cape, Warpsody, Essays of Africa Magazine, ITWeb, Karabina, Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), The Umlambo Foundation and Clarins, the summit will focus on how best to integrate science and technology to transform society, creating a difference that resonates strongly with women across the continent.

World Bank Appoints Nigerian Woman As Vice President

Arunma-OtehFormer director-general of the Security Exchange Commission (SEC)Arunma Oteh, has been appointed vice-president and treasurer of the World Bank.

Her appointment was confirmed by the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, in a press statement, Cable reports.

The statement reads:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Arunma Oteh as VP and Treasurer of the World Bank.

CcHub is Giving out $25K To the Best Business Ideas

cchubNigerian startups solving real every-day challenges stand the chance to win US$25,000 each in funding, under the Co-Creation Hub’s (CcHub) “Call for Ideas” incubation programme.

The Call for Ideas programme aims to encourage the development of Nigerian-led technology solutions to local problems, focusing on six key areas – governance, transportation, healthcare, education, food security and the environment.

Msc/Phd Scholarship scheme for Nigerians, offered by NITDA

NITDAThe National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is currently offering Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015. Its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide, has since 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigeria or Foreign / Overseas Universities.

Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) International Conference 2015

NCCConferenceThe 12th International Conference is intended to provide a forum for Policy Makers, Public and Private Sector, Information Technology Practitioners and the Academia to keep up-to-date with technology trends and to discover opportunities for the private sector in the process of inclusive development and avenues for public-private partnerships towards realizing the IT objectives within the context of Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The Conference will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas, establish business or research relations, and find global partners for future collaborations.

Nigerian Techprenuer: Meet Mark Essien Founder of Hotels.ng

MARK ESSIENMark Essien is the founder of Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s largest hotel booking website. The online portal that allows users from all over the world to book rooms from a selection of over 6000 hotels. The company has said that 6,000 hotels have been signed up to its platform as at December 2014 and so far raised more than $250,000 in funding from Spark Fund among other investors.

NACOSS National Software Summit 2015

NACOSSNigeria Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS). This is an annual program that creates a platform for Nigerian youths from the six (6) geo political zones of Nigeria who are IT neophytes and gurus, associated with the intriguing world of Information Communication Technology to compete and test their technical skills. NITTEX is a program targeted towards enlightening, empowering and exposing Nigerian youths and their talent to a community of IT experts and users with the singular aim of stimulating the ‘can-do’ spirit that will drive the Nigerian economy.

Women In Technology(#WITnigeria): Meet Mrs. Adedoyin Odunfa

mrsadedoyinMrs. Adedoyin Odunfa is definitely a woman who is an expert in the field of Technology. She is the MD/CEO of Digital Jewels Ltd. An IS027001-certified Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCIDSS QSA) providing IT and Project Management Consulting and Capacity Building services. She is an IT professional with over 20 years in professional practise, focused on enhancing the strategic value of IT in organisations through value-adding interventions across the Information Value Chain.

Microsoft launches CloudPreneur in Nigeria

MicrosoftMicrosoft Nigeria in partnership with Mara Mentor and Fate Foundation has launched CloudPreneurs an initiative that seeks to empower early-stage start-ups in Nigeria to become cloud resellers. Online registration of prospective applicants begins 19 March 2015 on a platform that will shut down after the 1000th qualified application is received.

IT Career Paths for Fresh Graduates

careerInformation Technology continues to change the way we live and do business, almost every business needs one sort of IT Infrastructure or service.

The dominance of the IT job market is due because of numerous factors, including prolific growth of the Internet and e-commerce which in the last 3 years has taken a rise in Nigeria, lower hardware.

ITF Trains 74,000 Nigerian Youths in Technical Skills

ITFIndustrial Training Fund, [ITF] said it has trained 74,000 Nigerian youths on different technical skills across the country as part of efforts to help the Federal Government create jobs and generate wealth for the populace according to its Director General, Dr. Mrs. Juliet Chukkas – Onaeko.

Securex West Africa in Lagos, Eko Hotels, 24th – 25th March 2015

Securex West Africa in Lagos, Eko Hotels

Securex West Africa in Lagos, Eko Hotels

Securex West Africa is the leading commercial, homeland and cyber security, fire protection and safety exhibition in the region providing an international platform for suppliers of the industry to promote their products and services. It is the largest event of its kind in West Africa and is known to present emerging technologies and solutions, pertaining to safety and security products, services and solutions.

Information Technology Career tips for Students

ittipA degree in information technology can prepare you for an exciting career in a variety of industries.

Information Technology IT is the study of how computers process and manage all manner of information. IT professionals work in all manner of industries, designing hardware, software, communications networks, Internet applications, and more.