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Lagos now on street view in Google maps

Those who still believe that Nigeria will miss the digital society should better have a rethink. Just last week during Google for Nigeria event when the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Google, Sundar Pichai, visited Nigeria, the Country Manager of Google Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, revealed that the search engine has improved address search experience in Lagos.

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Internet’s future lies with its next billion users – Google CEO Pichai

For many years Nigerian writer and entrepreneur Okechukwu Ofili was frustrated with the time it took the traditional publishing industry to put out books from local authors. It created a kind of traffic jam for writers. So Ofili took inspiration from Nigeria’s okada motorcycle taxis — which can cut through Lagos’s traffic whenever it’s slow — to design Okadabooks, a nimble mobile app that lets Africans quickly and easily publish smartphone books. Today, Nigerians can get 10,000 titles on the app, many of them cheaper than an actual okada ride.

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