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TECH ROUNDUP: ChatGPT Chairman visits Lagos



TECH ROUNDUP: ChatGPT Chairman visits Lagos
  • ChatGPT Sam Altman visited Lagos last week

  • Kenya said it would soon roll out the first consignment of its assembled smartphones

  • TikTokers in Montana have filed a lawsuit against the state ban on the app

  • Twitter has accused Microsoft of improperly using the company’s data

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, creators of ChatGPT was in Lagos last week to meet with the Nigerian tech ecosystem, his only visit to Africa so far, underscoring the importance of Lagos as a rising global hub.

The Creative Director of X3M Ideas, Anthony Eigbe said that there might be positives with the new ARCON vetting policy. “I think it’ll create an extra layer of caution going forward. What this law does is first instil a self-regulation mindset because, even if you do not seek ARCON approval at first, you do not want to also put out materials that are risky enough to get public backlash and get retrospective punishment from ARCON,” he said.


Kenya plans to roll out the first consignment of one million locally assembled smartphones in two months at a unit retail price of Ksh5,484 ($40), in a bid to foster digital access and inclusion.

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Nigerian tech leader and Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative for Information Technology, Gbenga Sesan, has accused the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybersecurity of presenting a false report on the hearing conducted around the controversial NITDA Bill to the senate.


Users in Montana, US said in a lawsuit that the state-wide ban on TikTok violated their First Amendment rights and far outstripped Montana’s legal authority as a state.

Meta’s Twitter competitor is moving closer to launch as soon as next month, with selected creators now being briefed on how Instagram’s text-based app – tentatively titled ‘Barcelona’ – will function.



Twitter has sent a letter to Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, accusing the tech giant of improperly using the social media company’s data. 

Jack Dorsey led a $6 million fundraising round for Azteco, a bitcoin (BTC) voucher supplier demonstrating his continuous commitment to driving developments in the cryptocurrency sector.

San Francisco is investigating Twitter following a lawsuit from ex-employees. The lawsuit from the six employees has some startling allegations about how Elon Musk’s transition team deliberately planned to breach contracts and not pay bills, among other things.