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Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner, TLcom and Nigeria's former Minister of Communication Technology. Credit: ITU

VC firm TLcom rakes in $40 million for new Africa fund

London and Nairobi-based venture firm TLcom Capital has raised $40 million for its new Africa fund. The target is $100 million. TIDE Africa Fund will focus on tech startups in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's former Minister of Communication Technology and incoming Partner at venture capital firm TLcom Capital

Nigeria's former tech minister Omobola Johnson is now a venture capitalist

London-based venture capital firm, TLcom, has appointed Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s former minister of communications and technology, as lead partner as it kicks off its West African operations.

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DEMO Africa 2015 to be hosted in Lagos for second year in a row

For the second year running, Lagos is going to host 2015 edition of DEMO Africa.

L-R: Olusola Oworu, Commissioner, Commerce & Industry, Lagos State; Fola Adeola, Chairman, MainOne; Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communications Technology; and Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne at the launch of MainOne’s new Tier III Data Center, MDX-i

MainOne unveils MDX-i tier III data center, the biggest and best of its kind in West Africa

MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, today announced the opening of its premier Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa.

Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology. Photo credit:

Nigeria woos global investors in Qatar to broadband plan

Nigeria has called on investors and the ICT community in Qatar to take advantage of investment opportunities in the country, especially in broadband.

NITEL headquarters, Abuja, Nigeria

NATCOM acquires Nigeria's NITEL and MTEL for $252.5M

Nigerian government makes progress in latest attempt to privatise incumbent telco and its mobile unit Mtel.

Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology

ICT to be largest contributor to Nigeria's GDP by 2020: Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology

Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s minister of communication technology Omobola Johnson has predicted ICT would be the highest contributor to Nigeria’s GDP by 2020.