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Abeg App: Send money, get loan and do Ajo
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Abeg App: Send money, get loan and do Ajo

Have you heard of the Abeg App yet? It's been around for a few months. But if you are hearing about it for the first time, no wahala. I will walk you through everything you need to know about the Abeg App. I love when apps and startups localise their names. Abeg is pidgin for please or even pretty please (if you are not Nigerian and you are wondering). Abeg App is a mobile application that lets you send money to friends and families using just a username. The app provides a straight forward interface and is very easy to use. How to get the Abeg App You can get…

The new NIPOST charges on Delivery Businesses
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The new NIPOST charges on Delivery Businesses

NIPOST, the managers of our good old "Post Office" recently released a memo that might change how delivery businesses run. The memo list new license fees that logistic companies must pay in order to run their businesses legally. The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is a unit under the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. NIPOST has offices in almost every city in the country and is where locals usually go to send mail and receive parcels. According to the memo, international courier services like DHL, FEDEX and UPS are required to pay a fee of 20m Naira for a new license and 8m annually for renewal. The next category…

Drone Technology in Medical Science during Pandemic [ COVID-19]
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Drone Technology in Medical Science during Pandemic [ COVID-19]

In a world where Information technology has led to creative ideas, increase in inventions and innovations. Inventions are created by people who have creative mind with an intention to create products and services that will help to provide solutions to an existing problem through the use of technology. During the outbreak of the pandemic which started in the city of Wuhan in China, which later spread to other countries of the world. The coronavirus has led to the shutdown of the world economy in order to contain the spread of the virus. In these hard times, medical personnel who are in the front line sacrifice their life in order to…

WeAreTogether.ng: Independent CrowdSourced Stimulus Package for people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown
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WeAreTogether.ng: Independent CrowdSourced Stimulus Package for people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown

Tech startups are stepping up to do something about the financial stress that the lockdown due to COVID-19 might be causing. WeAreTogether.ng is offering up-to 10,000 Naira to people who apply for stimulus package on their website, https://wearetogether.ng. Update: Final message from WeAreTogether Before that tweet @wearetogether was able to raise 17.8 million Naira and disburse 17.3 million to 1739 Nigerians. Full audit available at https://wearetogether.ng/audit The best place to keep tab with @wearetogether is via their official twitter handle. Who is WeAreTogether.ng According to a paragraph from their official site, The people behind WeAreTogether are tech entrepreneurs who can not sit by and do nothing while the world falls…