Nigeria business gets boost from Google

US internet giant helps more than 25,000 young entrepreneurs expand their businesses on internet.

    Internet use is rising quickly in Nigeria, and web services giant Google has taken notice.

    The US-based company has stepped in to help more than 25,000 young entrepreneurs expand their businesses by putting them online.

    Among other free advice, Google is teaching small companies how to build and design websites and list themselves effectively online, which has helped some increase business ten-fold.

    While many legitimate ventures are launching and thriving, the country's reputation for internet fraud remains an obstacle.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Lagos.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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