Vatebra presents CODIFY TECH MEETUP 2020

Welcome to the CODIFY Digital Tech Meetup, brought to you by Vatebra & powered by Bank of Industry, Bayelsa Tech Hub, Vatebra Tech Hub, Tanteeta Robotics, Trove Finance, Vatebra Academy.

At this meetup, we’ll be sharing free training & info related to technology, digital marketing, coding, and much more. Stay updated and get ready for an awesome experience,


Bank of Industry-backed Vatebra Tech Hub launches a 6-month incubation program for early-stage startups

  • Vatebra Tech Hub launches a 6-month incubation program for early-stage startups and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
  • Startups will be provided with the resources and support they need to validate and get to product-market fit for their businesses.
  • The application runs till January 3, 2020, while the incubation program is scheduled to run from January 20, 2020, to July 24, 2020.

Vatebra Tech Hub, powered by the Bank of Industry has launched the 6-month incubation program for tech startups and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

In a statement made available to Business Insider SSA, Vatebra hub said the program is part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote skills development, youth entrepreneurship and job creation in new technology and innovations.

During the Incubation Programme, startups will be provided with the resources and support they need to validate and get to product-market fit for their businesses.

Selection Criteria

Startups should have the following focus:

Solving a major Chronic Problem with a Minimum viable product
Identified target market with growth potential
Clearly defined revenue model or maybe generating revenue
Significantly leverages technology/internet.

The Incubation Programme will be mentorship-driven. Core Modules during the Incubation program is designed to fill in any gaps in the skills, startup founders need to know to be successful: Customer development, Business strategy, Entrepreneurial Finance, Startup Legal and Product/ Technology Development and Growth, etc.

Benefits from the program Include

  • Shared Office Space and the Internet for teams
  • Hand on Business advisory support
  • Access to funding from the Bank of Industry
  • $10,000 in AWS Credit
  • AWS Business Support (up to $5,000).
  • Office Hour with Mentors
  • International Market Access
  • Access to a wide network of Investors

The program is supported by Bank of Industry, Amazon Web Service- Cloud services for Start-ups, HubSpot – a platform of marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software, Ringcaptcha – SMS Marketplace that offers highly reliable SMS, OTP/voice providers.

The application runs till January 3, 2020, while the incubation program is scheduled to run from January 20, 2020, to July 24, 2020.

Interested entrepreneurs can apply here.

BOI, VATEBRA Partners for Bayelsa Tech Hub and the UAT Incubation Center.

The Bayelsa Tech Hub Powered by The Bank of Industry and managed by Vatebra Tech Hub is an innovative space designed to support start-ups with the infrastructure, mentorship and access to funding they require to grow their businesses and scale.

The facility was commissioned on the 4th of November 2019 by the executive governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson. Also in attendance was the MD/CEO of the Bank of Industry Mr. Olukayode Pitan, the Managing Director of Vatebra Limited Mr. Kunle Akinniran, Deputy Managing Director of Vatebra Limited Mr. Mike Aigbe and many other personalities who came from far and near to witness the commissioning.

The Bayelsa Tech hub is located on the third and fourth floor of the Transparency Plaza, 5 oxbow lake road Yenagoa and is equipped with high speed 4g internet service, stable power supply and training facilities. Other services offered by the Hub include, technology and entrepreneurial trainings, shared office spaces and business incubation programs. The Hub is also equipped with a Robotics Lab to foster education, training and research.

On the other hand, the BOI-UAT incubation center also known as the Bank of industry – University of Africa, Toru-Orua Incubation center which was also launched same day will serve as a hub for trainings and technology driven activities for the students of the institution. The BOI-UAT incubation center is equipped for Computer Based Testing. The center will also cater for incubation programs, co-work spaces and trainings.

Together, these Hubs are expected to produce innovative IT solutions to some of the challenges faced by Bayelsa State and Nigeria as a whole; in areas of Oil and Gas, Environmental and Sanitation Management, Health, Agriculture, Education and others.

Vatebra Tech Hub has the mandate to create sustainability for the Hub. Sustainability entails running the operations of the hub in the most efficient manner; whilst driving returns to fund the day-today operations. Sustainability is critical for the Hub to meet the desired objectives.

Vatebra is a 3-time winner of the “Technology Company of the Year” Award by the Nigerian Technology Awards. With our experience successfully running operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Uganda; we commit to bringing our international expertise to the successful running of the Bayelsa Tech Hub.

The Hubs shall offer its services at subsidized prices, to enhance affordability. The co-working spaces shall have flexible payment options which include hourly, daily and monthly payment plans. The ICT and robotics training shall be offered to a wide range of clients including primary and secondary students.

The Hubs shall partner with established private and public sector institutions including multinational companies and private individuals to organize programs and trainings aimed at deepening ICT development in Bayelsa State.

We congratulate the people of Bayelsa State for this great initiative by the Bank of Industry, the Bayelsa State Microfinance and Enterprise Development Agency and the Bayelsa State Government; and we look forward to working with everyone to make Bayelsa State the Silicon Valley of Nigeria; and a key player in the global map of ICT development.

Vatebra Tech Hub Launches Robotics Training in Ajah

Vatebra  Tech Hub (Powered by The Bank of Industry) is established to support start-ups and contribute to the development of the technology ecosystem in Nigeria. Vatebra Tech  Hub Programs includes Robotics training for students aged 6-21.

Today, technology is changing the way people do things across the world. This is the fourth industrial revolution that represents the fundamental change in the way we live, work, learn and communicate with each other.

Robotics is gaining momentum worldwide as a tool to reap benefits of foreseeable Artificial Intelligence future.  It is important to position young students to be equipped with relevant skills for the future while leveraging the advancement of robotics.

Robotics is an effective way of introducing programming to students, helps incorporate creative thinking, and soft skills like teamwork and perseverance and most importantly a fun way to learn STEM  while solving problems and building solutions.

Vatebra Tech Hub Robotics Lab is equipped with Lego EV3 kits, Lego Tetris, Arduinos, Humanoids, 3D Printer and Scanner, Drone with a capacity to train up to 30 students per session.

We are excited about the opportunity to train young students in Ajah environs and potential impact to drive digital capacity development which is part of our goal.

Application is currently open for the summer program. Interested Parents/Guardian can register


Now Ongoing: Online Registration for WASSCE for Private Candidates – Second Series (2019).

Intending candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2019 – Second Series are hereby informed that the registration will commence on 27th May, 2019.

The WASSCE for Private Candidates 2019 – Second Series will be an urban based examination. Thirty-Six (36) subjects would be available for the Examination will be available for the examination. Intending candidates for the examination are therefore, strongly advised to visit the Council’s corporate website- to confirm available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN.

Candidates should also note that the 2019 WAEC GCE registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centres.


WAEC GCE Registration Period.

WAEC GCE normal registration period is from Monday, May 27, 2019 to Friday, July 19,2019.

How to Apply for the 2019 WAEC GCE.

Candidates arc expected to pay a registration fee of Thirteen Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira (N13,950) only, at branches of any of the following banks or any accredited agent and obtain the Registration PIN and Information VCD:

  • Access Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • WEMA Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nig. Plc
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Heritage Bank Plc
  • Sterling Bank Plc
  • Polaris Bank Ltd
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  • Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • United Bank for Africa Plc
  • Unity Bank Plc

Also, you could buy a registration PIN using REMITA. See below:

In addition, candidates will be required to pay Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) commission to the banks/accredited agents.

After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to registration.

CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Candidates with special needs will also register online like other candidates but they must dearly state their disabilities e.g blind, low vision, spastic, speech, etc.

COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION: Candidates MUST conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during the registration period. They should ensure that their names, gender, passport photographs, dates of birth and subjects are correct. They are also to print the Admission Notiec/Photo Card as evidence of successful registration which will serve as identification during the examination. The Result Checker PIN will also be on the Photo Card. Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.


  • Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
  • Candidates should note that registration fee is not refundable.
  • Candidates should print the examination Timetable at the completion of their registration.
  • Entries must be uploaded with good quality passport size photographs, not “wait and get” photographs. The background of such photographs MUST NOT BE BLUE OR RED. The size should be 275 by 314 pixels. Entries with unacceptable passport photographs will be rejected.
  • Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Timetable for the examination which they can download from WAEC website ( using the Registration PIN.
  • Candidates must go to examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination halls.
  • The entire results of candidates who sit the examination in more than one centre will be cancelled.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Any candidate that comes into the examination hall with mobile phone(s) and /or electronic gadget(s) will have his or her entire results cancelled.
  • Candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly completed before uploading as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates’ particulars. Request for correction will NOT BE entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.
  • Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original Photo Cards.
  • Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled, but may be prosecuted.






1. Download Click here for list of available subjects and exam centres
2. Download the Biometric Data Capture Software
3. Only Digital Persona scanners are allowed
4. Click Here  for the rules and regulations governing the examination.
5. Click Here  to download WASSCE for Private Candidates – Second Series (2019) Time Table (P)
6. Click Here  for the WAEC Syllabus
7. For support, send a mail to Customer Care or call 234-1-9049320
8. Download a blank registration form
9. Know the types of Registration Pin/Code to use.



Vatebra Tech Hub Now Opens in Ajah.

Foremost ICT Company, and a 3rd-time winner of the Nigerian Technology Awards Vatebra Limited, recently opened the Vatebra Tech Hub in Ajah. The Hub is sponsored by the Bank of Industry with the aim of moving the country towards the adoption of information technology. The Hub is an innovative community for startups and creative minds in the tech space, to turn their ideas into business solutions and eventually to market.

The Tech Hub which was financed by the Bank of Industry also aims to encourage and empower start-ups to scale to become global brands. By this, the Hub also strives to build a network of tech entrepreneurs by positioning them for future technological advancements.

Strategically located in the heart of Ajah, a densely populated part of Lagos, the hub aims to drive inclusion for start-ups to contribute to the general tech ecosystem of Nigeria and Africa at large.

The Hub offers co-work spaces and private offices at affordable rates. The Hub also offers training on software development, robotics and entrepreneurship. The hub plans to commence its incubator and accelerator programs which aim to provide business mentorship and access to finance for start-ups and budding entrepreneurs with viable and scalable business ideas.

Speaking on the initiative the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry Mr Olukayode Pitan opined “it is our belief that this will give the young ones a place where they can meet to harness opportunities in the Nigerian and African ecosystem and generate income from their skills rather than engage in devious activities like fraud”. He added that some entrepreneurs are looking to establish offices but cannot afford them. The Bank of Industry is giving them a platform to set-up offices, grow their businesses and add to Nigerian GDP. This initiative is a Corporate Social Responsibility of the Bank of Industry”.

Vatebra tech hub aims to contribute to the tech ecosystem in Nigeria by driving the adoption of digital technology through Digital Capacity Development, Entrepreneurship Training and Inclusive Technology Education in Nigeria.

Vatebra Limited Holds 2nd Edition of Walk4Charity Initiative in Lagos

ICT Company, Vatebra Limited Holds 2nd Edition of Walk4Charity Initiative in Lagos as Part of its CSR

Lagos-based ICT solutions Company, Vatebra Limited once again rallied support for local orphanage with the second edition of its #Walk4Charity event.

Start Point: Opposite the VFS Office Freedom Way, Ikate Lekki.

The walk which is part of the organizations yearly CSR event tagged “Vatebra #Walk4Charity initiative” was born out of the need to assuage the burdens of the less privileged and that of the orphanage home.

Walk Through Freedom Way, Ikate, Lekki

This year’s walk commenced by 7:00 AM from the Ikate end of Freedom Way Lekki and down to the Life Source Child Development Foundation at Fatai Idowu Arobieke Street off Admiralty road Lekki Phase 1.

Walk Through Babatunde Anjous Street Lekki Phase I

The 2019 Vatebra #Walk4Charity culminated with Vatebra donating several consumables, toiletries and essentials to the LIFE SOURCE CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION in Lagos.

Gift items donated to Life Source Child Development Foundation

The foundation which was newly founded by Dr. Mrs. Femi Pitan in December 2018 prides itself as one with a goal to touch lives and restore hope.

According to the Deputy Managing Director of Vatebra Limited, Mike Aigbe, the initiative is a way which the company gives back to the society through helping the helpless.

“The motive behind the initiative is to give back to the vulnerable and the less privileged ones in our society and by walking we also intend to raise awareness to the public about the need to engage in walks as a means of exercise.”

Mike Aigbe, Deputy Managing Director, Vatebra Limited

ICT Company, Vatebra Limited Holds 2nd Edition of #Walk4Charity Initiative in Lagos

Aigbe also stated that by carrying out the second edition of the walk the company has lived up to its promise of institutionalizing the charity initiative.

On his part, the Managing Director of Vatebra Limited, Kunle Akinniran praised the foundation for their vision and purposeful direction in helping the orphans and vulnerable ones through parenting and provision of shelter and healthcare.

Vatebra Limited is an ICT company in Africa with competency in the delivery of cutting-edge Software Solutions in the Private and Public Sector. Vatebra was established in 2003 as Fleet Technologies Limited in order to bridge the gap in the provision of competent and dependable Software Solutions in Africa



Leading Pan-African Tech Solutions provider, Vatebra Limited has been listed as one of the Companies to Inspire Africa in 2019; by the London Stock Exchange Group.


According to the CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group, David Schwimmer, the report “identifies Africa’s most inspirational and dynamic private, high-growth companies to a global market.” He added that the companies listed in the report are crucial to the future of the African economy, capable of driving transformative economic growth in their home countries, Africa and beyond.


In his response to this recognition, the Managing Director of Vatebra Limited, Mr. Kunle Akinniran said “we feel very honoured to be recognized by the prestigious London Stock Exchange Group. Vatebra has been at the fore of the technology evolution in Africa. We are behind some of the tech successes in Africa such as the development of customised solutions, mobile applications, identity solutions/biometrics, e-payment solutions, IGR solutions and other world class solutions cutting across the private and public sector”.


This recognition complements other accomplishments of Vatebra Limited. Vatebra won the awards for the Technology Company of the Year in Nigeria in 2016, 2017 and 2018 organized by the Nigerian Technology Awards (NITA). Vatebra has also received other awards and recognitions from different bodies in Africa. “All of these give us the motivation to keep pushing forward, knowing that we are adding value and making an impact to Africa” he added.


In order to be included in the list of Companies to Inspire Africa, Vatebra met the stringent requirements of the London Stock Exchange group which included the strength of the business idea, demonstrating an excellent rate of growth, sustainable business model, strength of Management Team and Scalability of the business. The report showcases outstanding stories of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship in African businesses to a global audience.


The Deputy Managing Director of Vatebra Limited, Mr. Mike Aigbe also shared some of the future plans of the Company. He said, “Vatebra has begun expansion into more African countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The Company is also setting up a Technology Hub across various locations in Nigeria to further promote Technology advancement in the country; as well as support budding techpreneurs to become global businesses. The Hub will provide trainings, business incubation and mentorship, and financing opportunities to start-ups, small and medium scale technology driven businesses. This will further strengthen our position as the technology powerhouse in Africa”.


Vatebra was established in 2003 as Fleet Technologies and re-branded to Vatebra Limited in 2016, repositioning as the Tech backbone of Africa. Vatebra has businesses across Africa with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Freetown and Nairobi.

2019 Tech Outlook: Vatebra predicts the breakout technologies for the year


  • Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS)

As servitisation business models continue to grow in popularity, it’s only natural that we are now seeing as-a-service offerings emerge for blockchain applications. Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) has established a strong market presence and is promising enterprises a way to utilise the much-hyped technology.

Organisations like Oracle, Microsoft and IBM have launched blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings. Although their solutions differ from each other in various ways, they all seem to be establishing themselves as a way for enterprises to take on the nascent technology without the cost or risk of developing it in-house.

In 2019 we will begin to see the first practical implementations of the blockchain, beyond the cryptocurrency use case, and unlock distributed marketplaces and computing systems that leverage communities for sharing of resources in both a cost- and resource-efficient manner.



  • Enterprise Content Management

In 2019 Enterprise content management (ECM) is set to define processes, strategies and tools that allow a business to effectively obtain, organize, store and deliver critical information to its employees, business stakeholders and customers.

ECM is a concept that helps streamline the lifecycle of information with document management and automates process workflows. It is compatible with most file types, including office productivity suites, image files, email, computer-aided design (CAD) and more.

In 2019, more documentation will originate digitally, eliminating the need for organizations to “go paperless” in the first place. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software integrates disparate data from across your organization through the use of electronic forms and automated workflows. By empowering this exchange of data, businesses maximize their return on investment (ROI) and customer acquisition costs (CAC) throughout customer lifecycles.



  • 5G Network

5G mobile networks (or 5G network) are the next-generation standard for wireless communications. They are scheduled to follow (but not replace) current 4G networks with vastly increased capacity, lower latency, and faster speeds.

Anticipated between 2019 and 2020, some 5G networks will initially operate in a high-frequency band of the wireless spectrum — between 28 GHz and 38 GHz — also known as the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. 5G will become a major player and competitor to all things WiFi in 2019.




  • Game Streaming Services

This is a year when there’s going to be a great deal of attention placed on the new entrants to the video streaming market (Apple, Disney, Time Warner, etc.), the surprise breakout winner in cloud-based entertainment in 2019 could actually be game streaming services, such as Microsoft’s Project xCloud (based on its Xbox gaming platform) and other possible entrants.




  • Intelligent Marketing Technology

As customers become more discerning and data-savvy, their expectations around how and when retail brands communicate with them will continue to rise. This will push more brands to take a more sophisticated approach to market tech, adding extra layers of innate intelligence through machine learning and A.I. into their marketing stack and freeing up human marketers to do what they do best.

In 2019, we will experience a shift in the marketing spheres. Much more people and organizations will start to depend on new technologies to market, this will be wild card chase but it will be worth every penny and time as much more interesting technologies take shape.







Vatebra Innovation Hub Hosts 2nd Edition of CODIFY Tech Meetup

Do you have a passion for coding, innovative & disruptive technologies or you have innovative ideas that need incubation? Then, plan to be at CODIFY 2.0 happening in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria.

CODIFY is a tech meet-up where enthusiast in the tech industry meet to discuss the past, present and future of tech in Nigeria and Africa. The first edition held in February 2018 and was themed “The Future is Code” and it featured elaborate discussions on Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, Intelligent Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Mesh App and Service Architecture.

Come 29th and 30th of November 2018 Vatebra Academy alongside Vatebra Limited will host the 2nd edition of CODIFY which will see tech enthusiast and practitioners gather again to meet, discuss and innovate in the disruptive tech space as it relates to Africa.

This year’s edition of CODIFY is themed “The Anatomy of Code” and the objective is aimed at helping young coders or enthusiast to understand fragmental concepts of codes and how they are increasingly becoming the building blocks of today’s world. Major innovative & disruptive technologies in the tech space would be discussed at CODIFY 2.0, the meetup will provide an atmosphere for learning, collaborations, and interchange of information.

In improvement to the previous edition, CODIFY 2.0 will deepen the ongoing deliberation and potentials in the areas of Block-chain, Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, Intelligent Things, and Virtual & Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, Mesh App and Service Architecture. CODIFY 2.0 will serve as a medium for different groups in the tech industry represented to collaborate towards one goal.

Lastly, you don’t have to be a coder to be at CODIFY meetups, all you need is the enthusiasm and the love for code. Lovers or newcomers in the coding space can begin to learn to code at CODIFY 2.0, they can also take advantage of the Vatebra Innovation Hub, besides being a campus for coders, it also supports co-sharing and tech-incubation.


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