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Big news! Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters have held the public hearing for its Social Media Bill. The public hearing which had 62 representatives across civil society groups, government & private institutions, media, etc. saw the bill rejected by 60 of the attendees and accepted by 2 institutions.
Guess what? The 10th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize is now open. The competition owned by Orange, the French telecommunication company, is calling on startups with tech projects that will boost life for Africans and people in the Middle East to apply. The startups’ solutions should cut across, edutech, healthtech, agritech, fintech or sustainable development. Applications close the 5th of June 2020. Click here to apply.
See also:The Big 5 Daily: 10th March 2020
Remember when we told you that Nigeria’s Lagos State government is clamping down on Uber, Bolt and the likes, well the government has introduced its own e-hailing platform Ekocab. The government partnered Ekocab to ensure the on-boarding of the state’s popular yellow taxis.
Buckle up Africans, Apple is on its way! The phone & tech giant has indicated its interest to set up in Africa. As it took to its website to call for the applications of a Country Manager for Nigeria.
Finally, Facebook might allow you to post stories on Instagram from its platform. The social networking platform is testing features that will allow its users cross-post stories to Instagram. This feature, if rolled out, will help users save time.
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