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.ng Company of the Year


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Brief Description

   computervillage.ng Edubridge Consultants Limited: an online technology device marketplace set to provide a trusted, speedy and happy shopping experience, servicing hub.
   etisalat.com.ng innovative telecoms network that offers their customers opportunity to create their own phone numbers, special to them.
   galaxybackbone.com.ng Galaxybackbone: An ICT Service provider, wholly owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria, to provide the IT infrastructure required by Government agencies.
   google.com.ng Google’s offer option to users for searching Nigerian websites only.
   hotels.ng A Nigerian online hotels booking agency.
   jumia.com.ng An ecosystem of online commerce, marketplaces and classifieds websites and applications.
   pulse.ng Popular online news platform providing 24/7 news, gist, music, movies, events, sports and more.
   wefix.com.ng Wefix: An online platform that connects service providers & Service consumers there by enhancing service provider's discoverability and accessibility

Most Innovative Online Services Of The Year


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   hotels.ng A Nigerian online hotels booking agency.
   jiji.ng Marketplace bringing buyers and sellers together, offers free classifieds in Nigeria.
   kitovu.com.ng Kitovu Technology Company: provides multi-platform compatible mobile applications as online market access for farmers to link manufacturers and produce buyers.
   min.com.ng MinCommerce Solutions Ltd: An online and mobile commerce company that creates business opportunities for small and medium enterprises to leverage innovative technology.
   ogavenue.com.ng An online platform where you find and book event venues in Nigeria.
   slot.ng Slot: Online mobile devices retailer.
   tolet.com.ng ToLet: a web-based platform for property rentals and sales.
   wefix.com.ng WeFix: An online platform that connects service providers and Service consumers.

Best Banking Website/Portal Of The Year


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   boi.ng Bank of Industry: Nigeria’s oldest, largest and most successful development financing institution.
   cbn.gov.ng Central Bank of Nigeria: Established by the CBN Act of 1958; charged with the overall control and administration of the monetary and financial sector policies of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
   fidelitybank.ng Fidelity Bank Plc: Commercial bank licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria; with online banking services simplified to make online banking experience seamless.
   neximbank.com.ng Nexim Bank: Established by Act 38 of 1991 as an Export Credit Agency (ECA) designed to protect Nigerian banks against the risks of non-payment of loans or advances granted to exporters.
   rmb.com.ng Rand Merchant Bank: a diversified financial services brand encompassing investment banking, fund management, private wealth management and advisory services.

Best Insurance Website Of The Year


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   cornerstone.com.ng Cornerstone Insurance Plc: a private limited liability company; innovative insurance company providing online platform for insurance transactions.
   ensure.com.ng Ensure Insurance: a publicly listed insurance company in Nigeria, licensed by the National Insurance Commission, which is the main insurance regulator in Nigeria.
   marinamedicalhmo.ng Marina Medical Services: committed to provide only the best managed health care programs and facilities and has the flexibility of tailor-fitting its products and services.
   ndic.gov.ng Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation: The institution charged with protecting the banking system from instability occasioned by runs and loss of depositors' confidence.
   nsitf.gov.ng Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund: one of the foremost social insurance organisations in Africa with a long history of service dating back to 1961.

Best E-Payment Website


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Brief Description

   globalpay.com.ng GlobalPay: enables merchants receive payments via MasterCard, Visa and Verve cards from any part of the world.
   nibss-plc.com.ng Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc: is owned by all licensed banks including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); providing modern world class infrastructures for handling interbank funds transfer.
   payme.ng PayMe: a service that enables anyone, anywhere in the world to send money directly to an bank account with their cards.
   payu.com.ng PayU: A commercial online payment service provider with a presence in 16 markets across the world.
   simplepay.ng SimplePay Limited: Provides facility to receive payments online the simple way.
   westernunion.ng Western Union: A leader in global payment services.

Best Primary Educational Institution Website/Portal


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Brief Description

   bluebell.sch.ng Bluebell Montessori International School Port Harcourt: an early learning child development centre.
   cacademy.sch.ng C.A.D.E.T Academy Comprehensive Autism and related Disabilities Education and Training Academy in the FCT: a research- and evidence-based special needs education and learning program located in Abuja.
   debiruss.sch.ng Debiruss Primary School Ajah, Lagos State: a special institution with a strong emphasis on education and a vibrant learning community
   evergreen.sch.ng Evergreen Royal Private School, Yaba, Lagos State: Operates a rich blend of Montessori, British and Nigerian curriculum which is designed to incorporate the total development of academic, social.
   ifako.sch.ng Ifako International School, Lagos State: Is an institution for Nursery/Primary Education, a preparatory for secondary school education, through which effective moral upbringing required is inculcated.
   panaf.sch.ng Panaf Primary School, Kaduna State: a center for academic and moral excellence located in an academically, friendly, conducive, serene and secure. It is the Ideal learning environment for the all-round development.
   sba.sch.ng Sang Bleu Academy, Lekki-Epe Lagos State: provides up to date modern facilities and a concise learning system that has been created to maximise the learning experience.

Best Secondary Educational Institution Website/Portal


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Brief Description

   abc.sch.ng Adorable British Academy, Enugu State: A center for academic and moral excellence located in an academically and friendly area in Awka.
   bosss.sch.ng Bishop Okoye Spiritan Secondary School, Oyibo LGA Rivers State: provides an atmosphere conducive to focused learning.
   dcss.sch.ng Command Secondary School: DIRECTORATE OF COMMAND SCHOOLS SERVICES
   debiruss.sch.ng Debiruss Secondary School, Ajah, Lagos State: A special institution with a strong emphasis on education and a vibrant learning community
   fgcenugu.sch.ng Federal Government College, Enugu, Enugu State: maintains a high standard in academic pursuits as well as a high taste in excellence and moral discipline.
   fgcsokoto.sch.ng Federal Government College, Sokoto, Sokoto State: the most modern teaching interactive whiteboard and internet facilities to ensure excellent learning process.
   ifako.sch.ng Ifako International School Lagos, Founded on September 9, 1974 as an institution for Nursery/Primary Education, a preparatory for secondary school education, through which effective moral upbringing required is inculcated.
   mcis.sch.ng Mastercare International School Asaba, Delta State is a co-educational boarding secondary school with a boarding facility capable of accommodating approximately six hundred students
ourladyofapostlessecondsch Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School Yaba, Lagos State: The institution is one of the beneficiaries of the Missionary sisters of Our Lady of Apostles.
   shepherd.sch.ng Shepherds International School Akwanga, Nassarawa: structured in line with the Federal and State Ministries guidelines as provided for, by the National Policy on Education.
   topfaith.sch.ng Topfaith International Secondary School Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State: The School was founded in the year 2001 and secured an approval from the Akwa Ibom State Government through the Ministry of Education in June 2002.

Best Tertiary Educational Institution Website/Portal


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Brief Description

   atbu.edu.ng The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, Bauchi was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, located in the North Eastern
   aun.edu.ng The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established by Nigeria’s former Vice President His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar along with other local and international statesmen and academic leaders.
   bellsuniversity.edu.ng Bells University of Technology, Nigeria's foremost private University of Technology, is a University dedicated to delivering value in every way, for national development and international cooperation and understanding.
   buk.edu.ng Bayero University Kano was the Ahmadu Bello College set up in 1960, located within the School for Arabic Studies (SAS), in the old city of Kano.
   calebuniversity.edu.ng Caleb University
   covenantuniversity.edu.ng Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. It is a Private Christian University, affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and a member of the Association of Commonwealth University
   fptb.edu.ng Federal Polytechnic Bauchi: Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi is a polytechnic based in Bauchi State, North-East of Nigeria.
   fuoye.edu.ng Federal University Edo-Ekiti: Federal University Oye, Ekiti, located within Oye community.
   madonnauniversity.edu.ng Madonna University Nigeria: A private Catholic University based in Nigeria encouraging decency in education and morals.
   unilag.edu.ng University of Lagos: The University of Lagos has, for over 5 decades, provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge.
   unilorin.edu.ng The University of Ilorin
   uniuyo.edu.ng University of Uyo
   unn.edu.ng University of Nigeria Nsukka: The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN. UNN is renowned for its academics. It is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

.ng Startup Company of the Year


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Brief Description

   chowhub.com.ng ChowHub is an online food discovery and ordering service founded in 2015 and headquartered in Abuja.
   diylaw.ng DIYLaw: a platform enabling simple and convenient legal service based on user preference. Nothing on this website constitutes legal advice or creates a lawyer-client relationship.
   eazyhire.com.ng Eazyhire is a revolutionary platform where you can request to hire, lease or rent anything-as long as it is legal-with priority focus on vehicles, equipment, electronics and event management services.
   fast.ng Fast.ng: Your Fast Meta Search Across The Web's Major Search Engines
   intercoresolutions.com.ng Intercore solutions, create unique concepts that leaves an extraordinary impression on your target audience
   jara.ng Jara is your companion for the easy life. It allows you buy airtime, load data and pay so many bills from the comfort of wherever you are at anytime of the day or night.
   min.com.ng minCOmmerce Solutions Ltd: An online and mobile commerce company that creates business opportunities for small and medium enterprises to leverage innovative technology.
   mobidoc.ng Nigerian healthcare goes mobile. Talk to verified doctors, at your convenience. Anytime. Anywhere.
   ogavenue.com.ng OgaVenue: online platform where you find and book event venues in Nigeria.
   payu.com.ng PayU: An online payment service provider with a presence in 16 markets across the world.

Best Hosting Company Of The Year


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Brief Description

   garanntor.ng Garanntor: fastest growing web hosting, cloud support and VPS service in Nigeria.
   galaxybackbone.com.ng Galaxy BackBone: An ICT Service provider, wholly owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria, to provide the IT infrastructure required by Government agencies.
   mtnbusiness.com.ng MTN Business seeks to be the reliable and dependable supplier of business communication solutions to the Nigeria enterprise market.
   spectranet.com.ng Spectranet is the first Internet Service Provider to launch 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria.
   web4africa.ng Web4Africa Nigeria offers professional reseller and shared web hosting on linux and windows platforms, as well as affordable domain name registration and e-commerce solutions.

Best Online Media Award


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Brief Description

   naij.ng A one-stop Nigerian portal for all Nigerian news - politics, business, arts & culture, entertainment, and much more.
   nan.ng NAN has evolved an efficient and effective news gathering network of professional correspondents and world class information gathering system for credible, unbiased and authoritative news as it breaks.
   news24.com.ng News24 Nigeria offers the latest, breaking local and international news, as well as your 7 day weather forecast and up to date foreign exchange rates.
   nigeriacommunicationsweek Nigeria CommunicationsWeek believes that technology makes life more exciting and helps improve the lives of people around Nigeria and indeed the world.
   pulse.ng Pulse NG is Nigeria's new media network. 24/7 live news & videos, entertainment, sports, lifestyle, celebrities & more.
   techpoint.ng Techpoint.ng is a news publishing platform dedicated to chronicling the impact of technology on the African narrative.
   techsmart.ng “Redirection to CFAtech.ng” is a leading technology blog in Nigeria that discovers and shares interesting stories of how African start-ups and everyday people are using technology smartly.
   thecable.ng Cable Newspaper Ltd was established on November 29, 2011 “to deliver knowledge-driven journalism in the pursuit of Nigeria’s progress”.
   today.ng TODAY.ng is a leading native digital news site with a primary focus on Nigeria and world news coverage.

.ng Print Media Award


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Brief Description

   dailytimes.ng The Daily Times of Nigeria Plc was incorporated in Nigeria in 1926. Originally it had the name, Nigeria Printing and Publishing Company.
   dailytrust.com.ng Media Company that earns public trust. Our mission: To disseminate credible information for the good of all stakeholders.
   guardian.ng The Guardian is an independent newspaper, established in 1983 for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events, and of promoting the best interests of Nigeria.
   leadership.ng Leadership was born on 1st October, 2004. On this particular day, the newspaper entered the Nigerian market as a weekly.
   tribune.com.ng The website, Tribune Online, is the online edition of other publications of African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) PLC

.ng Electronic Media Website (Television)


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   iroko.ng One of Nigeria’s largest internet and entertainment companies. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, showcase the very best of Nollywood, Africa’s most popular.
   nta.ng Nigerian Television Authority supplies latest breaking news and information on top stories, news, etc.

.ng Electronic Media Website (Radio Station)


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   coolfm.ng Cool FM,“Your #1 Hit music station”, is a Nigerian based music station with a global reach
   hotfm.ng Hot FM offers the listener the best in Music, Sport, Entertainment and Information.
   radionigeria.gov.ng The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria is the pioneer broadcast organization in Nigeria with a rich culture of excellence.
   spacefm901.org.ng Space FM 90.1 the place for getting in touch with Nigeria and world affair related top class news based programs and also some highly popular current affair related various programs to.
   visionfmradio.ng Vision FM 92.1 is experienced personified from top to bottom because both the management and members of staff are experienced in their own right.
   von.gov.ng Voice of Nigeria was established for the following objectives: To project Nigeria’s positive image externally.

.ng Most Valuable Youth Organization Of The Year


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Brief Description

   nacoss.org.ng The Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS) is a student professional body with presence in almost all tertiary institutions in Nigeria (both private and government owned).
   npower.gov.ng N-Power aspires to provide a platform where most Nigerians can access skills acquisition and development.
   nysc.gov.ng The NYSC scheme was created in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war
   yedi.ng The Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a local, Nigerian-run NGO that empowers, educates, and inspires youth and communities.
   youthempowerment.org.ng Jim Ovia Foundation, non-profit organization established to address the gaps of diversity, empower youths in numerous areas of life, capacity building, etc.

Public Sector Star Website Award


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   firs.gov.ng The Federal Inland Revenue Service.
   jamb.gov.ng Enhancing Academic Excellence.
   ncc.gov.ng The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the independent regulatory body for the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
   nigerianstat.gov.ng The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) plays an important role in the process of development by providing data to assist and encourage informed decision making, research and discussions within government and the community
   nigeriantradehub.gov.ng The Nigeria Trade Hub was initiated and developed by Nigeria Customs Service as part of its modernisation efforts to help simplify and reduce the time and cost of doing trade business in Nigeria.
   waeconline.org.ng Waeconline.org.ng: Africa's foremost examining body with global recognition! With Online registration for Nigerian candidates for schools and private examinations

Digital Innovation Award (Federal Government)


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Brief Description

   bvn.com.ng Centralized biometric identification system for the banking industry.
   frsc.gov.ng Federal Road Safety Commission (establishment) Act 2007 to making the highway safe for motorists and other road users.
   whistle.finance.gov.ng FMF-Whistle is a secure, online portal through which information bordering on violation of financial regulations, mismanagement of public funds and assets, financial malpractice or fraud and theft that is deemed to be in the interest of the public can be disclosed.

Digital Innovation Award (State Government)


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Brief Description

   crossriverstate.gov.ng A coastal state in South South Nigeria, named after the Cross River, which passes through the state. Located in the Niger Delta, Cross River State occupies 20,156 square kilometers.
   edostate.gov.ng Edo State.
   enugu.gov.ng Enugu State is in the South East geo-political Zone of Nigeria. The Coal City State with Limitless Opportunities
   kdsg.gov.ng Kaduna is one of the major states in Nigeria. One etymological account states that Kaduna derived its name from the Gbayi ethnic group, which has lived there for centuries.
   lagosstate.gov.ng Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
   ogunstate.gov.ng Ogun State Indigenes belong to the Yoruba ethnic group, comprising mainly the Egba, the Yewa, the Awori, the Egun, the Ijebu and the Remo.

Digital Innovation Award (Local Government)


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   amuwo-odofin.gov.ng Amuwo Odofin is an LGA with plenty developmental activities. The hospitality of the people has also attracted people from other ethnic tribes in Nigeria and from neighbouring West African States to the area.
   egbedore.os.gov.ng Egbedore Local Government was one of the eighteen local Government Areas, having very rich cultural and traditional institutions which attract people from far and near places.
   ejigbo.os.gov.ng Ejigbo Local Government in Osun State.
   ibejulekki.lg.gov.ng IBEJU LEKKI Local Government in Lagos State focused on improving the quality of life of the present and future generations of their people.
   itesiwaju.oy.gov.ng Itesiwaju local government was created on 4th December 1996 by the Federal Military Government headed by General Sanni Abacha.

Making the Internet a safer place


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Brief Description

   csean.org.ng Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria is a not for profit group of professionals in the field of Information Security in Nigeria and Diaspora
   eko-konnect.org.ng Eko-Konnect is a cluster of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (ngREN).
   issan.org.ng The Information Security Society of Africa - Nigeria (ISSAN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Nigeria’s cyberspace.
   nitda.gov.ng National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and co-ordinate general IT development in the country.
   saferinternet.org.ng Consortium of public and private agencies determined to create a safer internet for our Nigerian kids