Nigerian freelancing platform Asuqu raises seed funding: What is Your View?

igerian freelancing marketplace Asuqu has raised a five-figure dollar funding round, with the startup rolling out two new related platforms on the back of the investment. Launched in 2015, Asuqu is an online marketplace for creative and professional services, which aims to connect freelance professionals to customers across Africa. Founder Rabiu Musah told Disrupt Africa […]

Ijeoma Ndekwu Heads Global communications company As it opens in Lagos

lobal communications, events and talent agency, Celebrity Services Africa has announced the opening of a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, adding to their network of offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Beverly Hills, USA. Heading up communications for the Nigeria office is Ijeoma Ndekwu, an award-winning lifestyle journalist and brand relationship builder who specializes […]

Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

t has not been the most positive of times in Nigeria considering the current economic climate, but every now and then a story will pop up and lift the spirits of the country. Tomisin Ogunnubi from Lagos has provided such a story for her nation in Answers Africa. The 12-year-old girl from Lagos has developed […]



Heritage Bank supports startups, offers $25,000 grants

eritage Bank Plc says it has adopted a focused approach that removes barriers and spurs the critical sector of the economy to grow with the introduction of its innovation accelerator programme tagged, ‘HB LAB’. In a statement, it said the maiden edition of HB LAB was a 12-week programme, expected to provide technology startups with […]

Wema Bank Partners DBN To Fund MSMEs

ema Bank Plc said it has entered into partnerships with Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) to improve access to cheaper funds for small businesses in Nigeria, recently. To this end, the bank said MSMEs and businesses in all segments can access up to N153 million and N610 million, respectively, from the bank. A statement by […]

Diamond Bank Boost SME Lending Scheme with N1bn

iamond Bank Plc, has demonstrated its support for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs), with the disbursement of over N1billion under the cash flow-based SME lending scheme. The bank has disbursed a total of ₦267million during the pilot phase of the scheme, and additional ₦750million between June and August 2018. Remarkably, all the loans disbursed under […]


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