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Benefits of using Smarthire.ng

smarthire400x400www.smarthire.ng is an online Technology solution that enhances the job market in the way organisations outsource for Projects. It is a smarter way to hire teams, with a pool of selected freelancers to showcase their skills.

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Nigerian 8 Startups among Top 30 to pitch at 2015 Edition of DEMO Africa event.

Demo AfricaDEMO Africa released a list of the thirty technology start-ups from across Africa that will pit chat the 2015 edition of the DEMO Africa event. Last year’s giant, Nigeria, topped the list again with 8 representatives, among them Zuvaa, Smartedu, MavisComputel, CarpartsNigeria, TalkingBookz, PoshRite, iKon Tracker and OgaVenue. Kenya came in second with with 6. South Africa is third with 3 representatives while Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Zimbabwe each have two. Uganda, Tanzania and new comer, Ivory Coast, will each be represented by 1 start-up.

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.

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.

Nigerian Techprenuer Dr. Mike Adenuga

mikeadenuga2Mike Adenuga, Nigeria’s second richest man and one of the richest black people in the world, has investments in mobile telecom. Forbes has estimated his net worth at $4.6 billion as of March 2013 which makes him second wealthiest Nigerian behind Aliko Dangote.

In 2003, he founded Globacom Limited (or GLO) a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.

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.