Uber Starts Operation In Ghana

By: Wazobia Staff In 2009, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp founded Uber Cab. Now known simply as Uber the company began expanding internationally in 2012. When Uber began operating in South Africa in 2013 they set out to expand to other African countries. Recently adding Ghana to their list of African countries in which they service, becoming the fifth. The capital city of Accra, Ghana was targeted due to their population of more than 4 million people. As well as the 100% mobile phone penetration. Alon Lits, Uber’s GM for sub-Saharan Africa expressed Accra natural fit, “its people are willing … Continue reading Uber Starts Operation In Ghana

Ebay to Improve Bilateral Trade Between United States and Africa

By: Wazobia Staff Africa’s biggest consumer markets has a new way of doing business. A new partnership between U. S. e-commerce giant eBay and online shopping startup MallforAfrica.com will allow U.S. Sellers to connect to African buyers. MallforAfrica.com was founded in 2011 as an online payment service provider and a logistics firm. It has backing from companies such as the department store Macy’s, clothier Hawes and Curtis, and Helios Investment Partners. Under the new partnership, a new platform will be developed facilitating the sale of goods from U.S. sellers to African buyers, allowing the latter to get access to eBay … Continue reading Ebay to Improve Bilateral Trade Between United States and Africa

Dr.Yetunde Zaid Wins Fulbright African Research Scholar Grants

By: Dayo Fasasi The head of the Readers Services Department at University of Lagos Library, Dr. Yetunde Zaid, achieved the remarkable feat and broke a new ground, by becoming the First Female Librarian in Nigeria to be awarded the Fulbright African Research Scholar Grants for the 2016/2017 Academic year. The grant beneficiary is expected to be available for a 10-month course in the USA, which commenced on August 1, 2016 ending on May 31, 2017 at the University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America. During this period Zaid, would research and produce a result for publication in Library … Continue reading Dr.Yetunde Zaid Wins Fulbright African Research Scholar Grants

9 Year Old writes A book On The Plight Of Farmers

By: Dayo Fasasi A 9-year-old Nigerian author, Bisola Lucas who recently completed her elementary education at the Temitope Elementary School, was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas in the ancient town of Ilesa South West Nigeria. The only child of her parents, Lucas, has just released a book, titled “Farmers Agony”. The book which captured the pain a farmer undergoes, when his farm is been invaded by robbers and left with nothing to harvest. In a phone conversation with Lukmon Fasasi, for Wazobia Global Times USA, Lucas, said her elementary school teacher inspired her to write the book. … Continue reading 9 Year Old writes A book On The Plight Of Farmers

Nigerian Bar Association Elects New President

By: Dayo Fasasi Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has recently elected Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud as their new President. Mahmoud, emerged victorious in eagerly contested election on Monday, after gathering 3055 votes to defeat contender Joe-Kyari Gadzama, who polled 2,384 votes. The Chairman of the NBA Electoral Committee, Ken Mozia SAN, announced the other election results as followed:           Dajan Gal and Monday Ubani, Office of the Vice President           Olagunju Isiaka, General Secretary           Ohagba Loe, First Assistant Secretary           Balogun Oyeyemi, Legal Adviser   Continue reading Nigerian Bar Association Elects New President

OAU Graduate Develops Yoruba Talking Watch

By: Dayo Fasasi ‎Software Engineer, Moyinoluwa Adeyemi has developed one of the rarest African inventions, an indigenous talking watch. A graduate of the department of Computer Science and Mathematics at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (OAU), Adeyemi developed a watch app that tells time in the Yoruba language. Not a novice to technology and software development, Adeyemi created a directory app for her students’ fellowship while on the campus of OAU and was among the 100 young Nigerians to receive the Ytech Award in 2015. When asked about what necessitated her watch app, Adeyemi had this to say. “I’ve been on … Continue reading OAU Graduate Develops Yoruba Talking Watch

King Sunny Ade to Perform In Detroit Saturday July 16th

By: Wazobia Staff King Sunny Ade is the greatest living African musician. A band leader, guitarist, singer and composer, Ade has been listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time. He stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Fela Kuti and Hugh Masekela as world masters of modern African music. Ade has influenced the likes of the Talking Heads and King Crimson, and has collaborated with Manu Dibango and Stevie Wonder. This year he will be gracing the stage with other internationally known musicians at the Concert of Color. The Concert of Colors is metro … Continue reading King Sunny Ade to Perform In Detroit Saturday July 16th

Five Foundations Which Provide Capital For New Businesses In Africa

The continent of Africa has numerous investment worthy territory, packed with uncountable opportunities for investors. Africa is highly resourceful continent with high return on investment (ROI), only if investors could tap into the huge market. Africa’s population, as of today is skewing towards one billion and based on research might double by the year 2020. Some African countries like Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Libya, Ghana, and Cameroon have a rich market, but young investors lack the funds to penetrate it. With this in mind Wazobia Global Times have researched foundations that are supportive when it comes to investing in … Continue reading Five Foundations Which Provide Capital For New Businesses In Africa

Meet Timothy Addigi, The Nigerian Who Designed and Built A Tractor With Local Resources

By: Dayo Fasasi A Nigerian engineer has debuted a made in Nigerian tractor, wholly build and designed with resources from Nigeria. Timothy Addigi, from Tiv tribe in Nigerian is set to launch his innovation. With Addigi’s work, agricultural innovation is certainly on the rise on the continent. The tractor has been named as “Ijodo”, meaning “labour” in the Tiv language. Addigi stated “I designed and built this tractor, which is 100% Nigerian, with a team of skilled individuals”. A multi-purpose Ijodo, is a welcome invention and it is expected to ease the burden of farming in a country and continent … Continue reading Meet Timothy Addigi, The Nigerian Who Designed and Built A Tractor With Local Resources

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

I found this story to be so important to the everyday lives of most working individuals. It originally was posted on May 13, 2016 on Financial Juneteenth. I hope you find it very helpful. By Robert Stitt What constitutes a lot of money? How much would it take for you to no longer struggle financially? These are not easy questions to answer. In reality, regardless of your answer, they are even harder questions to live out. Studies show that lifestyles tend to adjust to earnings, so a person struggling to get by on $25,000 a year would not necessarily increase … Continue reading How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck