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Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by obo389(m): 6:42pm On Apr 13, 2021
Despite not siting its Africa's office in Nigeria, Twitter made clear its target market is Nigeria.

Twitter, the microblogging and social networking service, has announced that it is actively building a team in Ghana and is considering opening an office there.

The company in a post by Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite, Twitter’s Product Lead, and Director, Product Management, Global Markets, respectively, on Monday said, “Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana.”

The social networking service said its new team members would be working remotely under its work-from-home policies while it explores “the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future”.

Amid reactions from Nigerians that the continent’s biggest market was snubbed, Twitter said it chose Ghana as the country is a champion of democracy.

It said its decision was informed by Ghana’s “support for free speech and online freedoms.”

It added that Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) also influenced its decision.

Twitter targets Nigerians for roles

Despite not siting its Africa’s office in Nigeria, Twitter made clear its target market is Nigeria, apparently given its population.

In its job advertisements, the company said of its curator positions: “This role is based in Accra, Ghana and focused on Nigeria.”

It said the ideal candidate to occupy the positions “should have a deep, non-partisan, understanding of Nigerian news and politics.”

It also said candidates with understanding of English Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo, will have advantage.


According to statista.com, in 2020 alone, the number of social media users in Nigeria reached roughly 28 million. Of this figure, 61.4 per cent have active Twitter handles.

However, in Ghana, it said as of January 2021, Ghana registered approximately eight million active social media users, up from six million in 2019. And of this figure, only 28.78 per cent are registered on Twitter.

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/454888-why-we-chose-ghana-over-nigeria-others-twitter.html.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by obo389(m): 6:45pm On Apr 13, 2021
Nigerian government seriously needs to wake up on their lackadaisical attitude on governance.
In broad day light, it's safe to say Ghana is currently feasting on Nigeria lunch.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by SniperSmurf(m): 6:49pm On Apr 13, 2021
Twitter has millions more users in Nigeria but due to partisan politics they would rather open up shop in Ghana...

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by NwaNimo1(m): 6:49pm On Apr 13, 2021

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Beremx(f): 6:55pm On Apr 13, 2021
Congrats to Ghana. Twitter Akwaaba!

Snapchat can come open office in Nigeria. We will manage.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by donbachi(m): 7:03pm On Apr 13, 2021
U dont owe nigeria any explanations.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Baawaa(m): 7:06pm On Apr 13, 2021
Despite not siting its Africa's office in Nigeria, Twitter made clear its target market is Nigeria.
We shall see how it goes

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Streetpresident: 7:07pm On Apr 13, 2021
ok
Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Jack005(m): 7:09pm On Apr 13, 2021
The dullard will not die well.. He has finished this country.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Nobody: 7:11pm On Apr 13, 2021
Weldone Jack
You don't owe us any explanation. At the right time 2go will consider opening an office in Ojota or Igando.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by LeeSantos(m): 7:15pm On Apr 13, 2021
Still reading
Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by illicit(m): 7:21pm On Apr 13, 2021
The happenings in Nigeria are not pleasant though

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by chatinent: 7:30pm On Apr 13, 2021
Consolation.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Life1230: 7:35pm On Apr 13, 2021
You don't have to explain anything

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:39pm On Apr 13, 2021

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:40pm On Apr 13, 2021

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:41pm On Apr 13, 2021
Facebook users

1.84 billion daily


Twitter Users

192 million daily



Ghana can keep that tinny little twitter.

God Bless Facebook.

God Bless Nigeria.


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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:41pm On Apr 13, 2021
GOOGLE OPENS ‘DEVELOPER SPACE’ OFFICE IN AFRICA, LAGOS


The Developer Space aims to support start-up companies and programmers in Africa. Through this office, the African technology community can make use of some resources from Google to carry out their projects.

Additionally, the space will also serve to organize events and gatherings between entrepreneurs, programmers or potential investors. Therefore, the city of Lagos is now more relevant in the field of technologies.



https://www.entertainmentbox.com/google-opens-developer-space-office-in-africa/



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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:42pm On Apr 13, 2021
festacman:


Honestly, the prevailing environment is not investor-friendly but the decision is for owners of Facebook to make.


Nigerian Startups Secure More Funding In A Single Month Than Whole Of 2020


In a month tech investors decided to open their investment wallets in an unusual manner, five Nigerian startups have found themselves raising $202 million. It is the most investment in a single month since 2019 and beats the whole money raised in 2020.

Flutterwave opened the month of March with a $170 million Series C funding that pushed its valuation to over $1 million; Havenhill Nigeria Limited, a clean energy company raised $4.5 million on the same day as Flutterwave; Kuda Bank followed with $25 million; Termii and Kwik came a day later announcing raising $1.4 million and $1.7 million respectively.

This is the most funding closed in a month since the $200 million investment by Visa in Interswitch. Although Paystack pulled in $200 in the deal with Stripe in October 2020, it is an outright acquisition and so does not count as funding.


The $202 million funding is even more impressive as it eclipses the record of the entire investment in 2020 when about 82 Nigerian startups could only haul in $170 million.

https://innovation-village.com/nigerian-startups-secure-more-funding-in-a-single-month-than-whole-of-2020/



The year is not even halfway yet, but we've secured more TECH investment than the whole of last year.

Tech Investors are rushing to Nigeria with their investments, but according to you, Nigeria is not investor-friendly.



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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:44pm On Apr 13, 2021

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:45pm On Apr 13, 2021
Why do you think FB which is almost 100 times larger than little Twitter picked Nigerian instead of Ghana?

Why did Google which is 12 times larger than little Twitter picked Nigeria instead of Ghana?

Our TECH sector in Nigeria generated more global investment so far this year than the whole of Last, more than the whole of Ghana and their Twitter office can dream of.

Obviously, little Twitter doesn't want to compete with their BIG TECH elders in Nigeria so they settled for little Ghana, Ghana can keep small twitter, we have the big players in Nigeria.


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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Ofodirinwa: 7:46pm On Apr 13, 2021
'choose me white man, choose me'

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Beremx(f): 7:49pm On Apr 13, 2021
plaindealer:
Why do you think FB which is almost 100 times larger than little Twitter picked Nigerian instead of Ghana?

Why did Google which is 12 times larger than little Twitter picked Nigeria instead of Ghana?

Our TECH sector in Nigeria generated more global investment so far this year than the whole of Last, more than the whole of Ghana and their Twitter office can dream of.

Obviously, little Twitter doesn't want to compete with their BIG TECH elders in Nigeria so they settled for little Ghana, Ghana can keep small twitter, we have the big players in Nigeria.


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you are jubilating about the larger percentage of users of Facebook against Twitter. You should be more concerned about their reasons for opening office in Ghana. Who cares about the population of users?
EndSars became worldwide success because of Twitter and not Facebook.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:50pm On Apr 13, 2021
Twitter open a common office in Nigeria to serve the Nigerian market and in effect boosting our TECH sector and contributing to our massive GDP and IGR base.

...but the common twitter office is just an office, a ghost office because they are hiring 11 people to work from home.. grin grin


Wetin eleven people working from home in small Ghana to serve us and boost our economy here in Nigeriafit do to us?


This whole Twitter and Ghana thing is comedy for real.

God Bless Nigeria.



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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Abdul240(m): 7:52pm On Apr 13, 2021
donbachi:
U owe nigeria an explanations.
Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 7:56pm On Apr 13, 2021
Beremx:
you are jubilating about the larger percentage of users of Facebook against Twitter. You should be more concerned about their reasons for opening office in Ghana. Who cares about the population of users?
EndSars became worldwide success because of Twitter and not Facebook.



Were you concerned when FC decided to open an office in Nigeria?

Did you cry, moan and yell on behalf of Ghana?

Were you concerned when google opened their first developer office space in Africa right here in Lagos Nigeria?

Did you cry, moan and yell on behalf of Ghana?

Why should we be concerned over small Twitter opening common empty office in Ghana especially when at the end of the day, Nigeria is still going to be the sole beneficiary?

You people are not serious, you hate your own country so much that you think countries that are below you are actually above you when in fact they are not.

Sad effects of low self-esteem.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by Godblessbiafraa: 7:56pm On Apr 13, 2021
Congrats GH

Next Is Biafra

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by PetroDolla2020: 8:08pm On Apr 13, 2021
Crap! Is Nigeria, Ghana’s mate? Pure rubbish!

plaindealer:




Were you concerned when FC decided to open an office in Nigeria?

Did you cry, moan and yell on behalf of Ghana?

Were you concerned when google opened their first developer office space in Africa right here in Lagos Nigeria?

Did you cry, moan and yell on behalf of Ghana?

Why should we be concerned over small Twitter opening common empty office in Ghana especially when at the end of the day, Nigeria is still going to be the sole beneficiary?

You people are not serious, you hate your own country so much that you think countries that are below you are actually above you when in fact they are not.

Sad effects of low self-esteem.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 8:11pm On Apr 13, 2021
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PetroDolla2020:
Crap! Is Nigeria, Ghana’s mate? Pure rubbish!

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Not interested in any ipob troll rubbish at the moment.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by PetroDolla2020: 8:11pm On Apr 13, 2021
Be deceiving yourself, huh? Your eyes go clear. Massive GDP my azz. Do you even know Ghana has a higher per capita GDP than Nigeria? I bet you didn’t know, huh? Just posting crap upanddown cool

plaindealer:
Twitter open a common office in Nigeria to serve the Nigerian market and in effect boosting our TECH sector and contributing to our massive GDP and IGR base.

...but the common twitter office is just an office, a ghost office because they are hiring 11 people to work from home.. grin grin


Wetin eleven people working from home in small Ghana to serve us and boost our economy here in Nigeriafit do to us?


This whole Twitter and Ghana thing is comedy for real.

God Bless Nigeria.



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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 8:12pm On Apr 13, 2021
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PetroDolla2020:

Be deceiving yourself, huh? Your eyes go clear. Massive GDP my azz. Do you even know Ghana has a higher per capita GDP than Nigeria? I bet you didn’t know, huh? Just posting crap upanddown cool

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Not interested in any ipob troll rubbish at the moment.

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Re: Twitter: Why We Chose Ghana Over Nigeria, Others by plaindealer: 8:20pm On Apr 13, 2021
In a month tech investors decided to open their investment wallets in an unusual manner, five Nigerian startups have found themselves raising $202 million. It is the most investment in a single month since 2019 and beats the whole money raised in 2020.

https://innovation-village.com/nigerian-startups-secure-more-funding-in-a-single-month-than-whole-of-2020/

In 1 single month, TECH investors rushed the Nigerian TECH sector with an unprecedented about of investment money that it beats the whole of TECH investment in the whole 2020

Come back and re-post your Ghana cries when small Ghana reaches that big boy level.


God Bless Nigeria.


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